Saturday, July 30, 2011

Recipe of the week : Apricot-Nut Bread

Apricot-Nut Bread
On floured surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle. With pastry brush, spread the melted butter over dough, covering completely. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture, apricots, and nuts. Roll jellyroll fashion. Seal edges with butter or water, pinching to seal. Cut to fit the greased pans or forms. Bake in preheated 375° F oven for 35 minutes or until it pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven and lay on side to cool--on baking rack--to prevent the bread from getting "heavy". Brush with a bit of butter or glaze while still slightly warm.

Yields: 1 Coffee Cake or 1 Pan of Rolls. 1 recipe of Basic Sweet Dough

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

1/4 cup cinnamon/sugar (half and half)

1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/2 cup nuts--pecans, walnuts, etc.

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