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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons shortening, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 fluid ounces Coke
- 1 cup prunes, very well drained and coarsely chopped or 1⁄2 cup dried prune
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat with a fork, the egg, shortening, and vanilla extract until well blended; add to the flour mixture.
- Add the Coke, prunes, and nuts; blend thoroughly with a spoon.
- Turn into a well-greased, lightly floured, 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
- Bake in a preheated, 350°F oven for about 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.
- Store in foil overnight before slicing.
Once again there is proof that we are all different. I did not enjoy this cake, though I rather like prunes. I don't think I over-baked it, but it seems dry to me, and I can detect a faint taste of Coke, which I would prefer not to. I did use dried prunes - moist ones - rather than canned ones. Live and learn, I guess.
This bread is so delicious and fruity and nutty and moist. No one could guess that there was coke in it. A definite hit and a definite keeper