*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Apricot Nut Bread
 
 Recipe By     : The Best of Electric Crockery Cooking
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crockpot                         Low Fat
                 Quick Breads                     Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  cup           dried apricots
    1      cup           flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           sugar
      3/4  cup           milk
    1                    egg  -- slightly beaten
    1      tablespoon    orange peel  -- grated
    1      tablespoon    vegetable oil
      1/2  cup           whole-grain wheat flour
    1      cup           walnuts  -- coarsely chopped
 
 Instructions:
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 Place the apricots on a chopping block.  Sprinkle 1 T flour over them.  
 Dip a knife into the flour and chop the apricots finely.  Flour the knife 
 often to keep the cut up fruit from sticking together.  Sift the remaining 
 flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl.  
 Combine the milk, egg, orange peel, and oil.  Stir the flour mixture and 
 the whole wheat flour.  Fold in the cut up apricots, any flour left on the 
 cutting block and the walnuts.  Pour into a well greased, floured bakin 
 unit.  Cover and place on a rack in the slow cooker, but prop the lid open 
 a fraction with a toothpick or a twist of foil to let excess steam escape. 
  Cook on High for 4 to 6 hours.  Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.  Serve 
 warm or cold. 
 Now before you all ask what a baking unit is (I wondered as I sat and 
 typed this in), I looked it up in the front of the bread section. She says 
 that some manufacturers are making units for slow cookers, but if you 
 don't have one, a 2 pound coffee can works.  Pyrex muffin cups also work.  
 Also 1, 1 1/2 and 2 quart molds work.
 
 Do not lift the lid while baking this bread.
 
 
                    
 
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