Carrot and Apricot Bread


1-1/2 cups dried apricots
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans or 1 tube pan. In saucepan soak apricots in water for about 15 minutes, then cook slowly until water is nearly evaporated. Cut up or grind apricots. Add carrots and nuts. Sift dry ingredients into large bowl. Beat eggs well and add oil and vanilla. Combine all mixtures. Pour into greased loaf pans or tube pan. Bake 1 to 1-¼ hours.


Makes 2 loaves.

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