Orange juice and dried apricots blend into a fruity sensation in this quick bread. A scattering of chocolate chips makes a perfect finish.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the orange juice, milk and egg; beat well. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the apricots, chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.