If you like apricots–you’ll love this one.
Drain apricots, and save syrup. Puree apricots in a food processor, adding syrup if necessary to make 1 cup.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, and beat fill fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with apricot puree to the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a rack.
Per Serving: 222 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 203.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then finish it off the next day.