|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
|Coarsely chopped dried apricots||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||11 Tablespoon (3 Tablespoons Plus 1/2 Cup)|
|Oil||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Unbleached all purpose flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Tablespoon|
|Milk||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Unprocessed bran||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch bread pan.
Pour boiling water over apricots and raisins just to cover.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Drain well and add 3 tablespoons sugar.
While fruit is soaking, add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar to the oil and beat well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well mixed.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and add alternately with milk and bran to oil mixture.
Fold in fruits.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and cool on a cake rack.