1 hr 15 mins
Call it a cake or a quick bread, either way it's different and delicious. I adapted another of my recipes (Honey Spice Cake) to come up with this flavorful loaf. You will need to make Zany Zesty North Africa/Middle East Spice Mix #428327 (I skipped the sugar and salt in it) for the spice used in this, it doesn't take more than 5 mins and that included gathering the ingredients onto the counter and it is what makes this recipe what it is. Get ready to enjoy the wonderful baking aroma!
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- 3785.44 ml all-purpose flour
- 98.58 ml mixed spice (Zany Zesty North Africa/Middle East Spice Mix #428327, may use less if you like a milder spice flavor)
- 39.43 ml baking soda
- 19.71 ml baking powder
- 29.57 ml salt
- 1892.72 ml chopped dried apricot (softened)
- 946.36 ml liquid honey
- 946.36 ml granulated sugar (I used Splenda)
- 946.36 ml vegetable oil, plus
- 236.64 ml vegetable oil
- 24 large eggs
- 946.36 ml boiling apricot water (from softening the apricots)
- 1Place apricots in a small pan with just enough water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for a couple of minutes Set aside to cool enough to be able to handle then drain them saving the apricot water.
- 2Chop when cool enough, you need 1 cup. Save 1/2 a cup of the drained water or add enough water to make a 1/2 cup if it's short.
- 3Preheat oven to 350°F . Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3-inch metal loaf pan.
- 4Stir first 5 ingredients together in medium bowl to blend and make a well.
- 5Add the well drained and chopped apricots and mix to coat the arpicots.
- 6In another bowl whisk together honey, sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl until blended, about 3 minutes. You can do this with a mixer if you wish but if the honey flows easilt it's very easy by hand and saves getting the mixer out.
- 7Microwave the saved water to bring to a boil.
- 8Pour into the dry ingredients and fold just enough to start getting it mixed.
- 9Add in 1/2 cup boiling water and continue folding until almost fully mixed. It's ok to have some dry flour or some small lumps.
- 10Transfer batter to prepared pan.
- 11Bake until loaf is brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes.
- 12Cool in pan 10 minutes.
- 13Turn out onto rack. Wrap warm cake in foil and store at room temperature until used up.
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Nutritional Facts for Annacias North Africa/Middle East Apricot and Honey Loaf
Serving Size: 1 (1065 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 3545.2
- Calories from Fat 1382
- Total Fat 153.5 g
- Saturated Fat 22.7 g
- Cholesterol 558.0 mg
- Sodium 3426.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 513.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 16.5 g
- Sugars 309.7 g
- Protein 49.5 g
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