If you’re tired of the same baked goods, then it’s time for you to try something new. Here at Superior Nut Store, we have many different ingredients to help you spice up your baking routine. Try incorporating dry apricots into some more traditional recipes. You’ll find that dry apricots add a whole new flavor to anything that you might want to try baking. We have a recipe for delicious apricot nut bread that features dry apricots and some nuts that you can get here at Superior Nut Store.
Apricot Nut Bread
¾ cup of boiling water
1 cup dry apricots, chopped
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter or margarine at room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans.
Grease and lightly flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Pour the boiling water over the dry apricots, and let stand for fifteen minutes. This is done to prepare the dry apricots to be incorporated into the nut bread.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a mixing bowl, blend the butter, sugar, eggs, and corn syrup. Mix these ingredients together until they are smooth and well blended. Once you’ve done that, stir in the dry apricots and the water in which they were soaked. Mix that together a bit, and then stir in the nuts. Stir the dry ingredients in gradually until you have a relatively uniform consistency. Spoon this batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake the nut bread at 350 degrees for about an hour and fifteen minutes—or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. You’ll soon be surprised what dry apricots can do! Let the bread cool in the pan for ten minutes. Remove the loaf from the pan and cool on a rack.
Save some dry apricots to serve along with the apricot nut bread. When you use the different ingredients from Superior Nut Store, you can create many different delicious recipes! Experiment with different dried fruits—and enjoy.