Hi friends– It’s in the oven, the chocolate & apricot bread. It’s sweet and sunny and made from things you might just have in your cupboard right now. Kind of a standby you can make at the drop of a hat. I’m ferrying it off to our class at church to go with coffee tomorrow morning. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!
CHOCOLATE & APRICOT BREAD
10 oz. dried apricots
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tab. canola oil
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup chocolate, cut into bits (or mini chocolate chips)
Put the apricots in a bowl and cover them with hot water. Let them sit 30 minutes to soften. Then cut them into small pieces.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. The mix in the oil, egg and orange juice. At the end fold in the apricots and chocolate. Spoon it all into a standard size loaf pan (or two smaller pans) that have been spayed with cooking spray.
Drop it into a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until it’s golden and firm to the touch on top.
It cuts into slices better if you let it cool a bit. Apricot-y sweet and delicious.