Mum's Apricot Nut Bread
My mother was an artist. Sketching and painting were her escape from housework. She often said that she did not like to cook.
But she had a couple recipes worth keeping and making when we four sisters grew up. This is one of them. It tastes wonderful.
Measure 2 cups dried apricots. Soak for 30 minutes in warm water to cover. Drain and cut into small pieces.
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons butter
Stir in 1/2 cup water and 1 cup orange juice.
Sift together and stir in 4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
Blend in 1 cup chopped walnuts and the apricots.
Pour into two 9 x 5 greased loaf pans.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees.