Recipe

Apricot loaf

  • 1 hr 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Apricot loaf
  • 200 gram dried apricots, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup (125 millilitres) apricot nectar
  • 1/2 cup (110 grams) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110 grams) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 250 gram butter, chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup (150 grams) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (110 grams) self-raising flour

Method

Apricot loaf
  • 1
    Preheat oven to slow. Grease 14cm x 21cm loaf pan; line base and sides with baking paper, bringing paper 2cm above sides of pan.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan, bring apricots, nectar and sugars to a boil then simmer, covered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add butter, stir until melted. Transfer mixture to large bowl; cover, cool to room temperature.
  • 3
    Stir egg and sifted flours into apricot mixture and spread into prepared pan.
  • 4
    Bake cake in slow oven about 1¼ hours. Cover hot cake tightly with foil; cool in pan.

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