This is a great flavorful loaf with plenty of fruits. Wait a day or two before cutting so it will be easy to cut. It will also have a better flavor.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in apricots, raisins, nuts, and rind.
In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine, sugar, and 1 egg until smooth. Beat in second egg. Blend in orange juice. Pour in flour mixture all at once, and stir just to moisten. Scrape into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Let stand 10 minutes, and then remove loaf from pan.
Stir apricot jam and water together, and heat. Put through strainer. Spoon glaze over hot loaf. Cool on wire rack.
Per Serving: 289 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 52.2g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 339.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real difference 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 bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . 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 yesterday , then clear it off the next day.