There are certain things that only come around once a year –
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Candy Canes
- Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Almond M&Ms
- Apricot Bread
This simple sweet quick bread is truly amazing in so many ways.
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs. butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
2 cups + 2 Tbs. sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup chopped dried apricots, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together sugar, butter, and egg. Slowly add in the orange juice and water.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Fold the flour mixture into the creamed sugar.
Stir in the apricots and pecans.
Thoroughly grease one large loaf pan or three mini loaf pans and line the bottom with parchment paper. Bake one large loaf 55-60 minutes, or three small loaves about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Crusty. Dense. Moist. Sweet. Just Perfect.