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Prune Nut Bread

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Ingredients
  Prunes 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
  Orange 1 , juiced
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Melted shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

Cut prune meat from pits with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.
Add enough hot water to the orange juice to make 1 cup of liquid.
Pour over the prunes.
Add the orange rind and let stand while preparing the remainder of the batter.
Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
Add the shortening and eggs to the softened prunes, then add flour mixture and beat thoroughly.
Stir in nuts.
Pour into a well-greased loaf pan, 8" x 4" x 2 1/2".
Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F.
1 hour or until done.
Cool on wire rack.
1 loaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Nut

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