Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Honey Apricot Loaf

I've got this recipe from That's Life, an Australian magazine. I did a little change in the measurement of dried apricots. Instead of using 3/4 C, I used 1 C. I've been forgetting to buy a medium sized loaf pan so I have to use a bigger one. This is the reason why I had to adjust the baking time. Instead of 40 - 45 minutes, I baked the loaf for 30 minutes. 
I love apricots! They taste similar to mangoes so I am thinking that may be I would use mangoes instead of apricots. Baking this recipe is quite easy. Just make sure that you have all the ingredients ready while you're boiling apricots in honey and water mixture. By the way, use pure honey. When folding in the apricots and sifted flour, use a metal spoon because it can incorporate more air than wooden spoons.
1 1/4 C self - raising flour, sifted
1/3 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C honey
100 g butter, softened
3/4 C dried apricots
2 eggs
1/2 C water
  1. Chopp the apricots and put in a small saucepan. Add the water and the honey. Bring to a boil. When it gets a bit thicker, remove from fire and let cool. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter using an electric mixer. Add the sugar. Mix until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until well blended.
  3. Fold in the sifted flour and apricot/honey mixture alternately.
  4. Pour the batter in a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake in a preaheated oven at 170 C. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.



  1. Hi Marlene,
    How are you and your family?
    I just did my first cream puffs minutes ago, they taste good and yummy except for the appearance-hehehe. They're flat habang lumalamig. At first medyo mataas sya pero bumababa while cooling down. I guess sa sunod I have to bake them in a muffin baking pan para magkorte syang ball at hindi maging flat. Umumbok naman sya pero yong iba talagang flat kaya hirap lagyan ng filling. Trial and error, ika nga. Can you tell me why is that? Did you miss telling me something in the recipe? I followed it literally!

    Thanks again for the recipe! My husband loved it though-ate a lot!!! He also said that I'm missing something to keep them puffed.

    Ate Ellen

  2. Steve was telling me that one reason why it might go like that if you try opening the oven before it really gets cooked or the oven temperature. Try mo na lang ulit ate ellen. You also try this apricot loaf and I am sure your hubby would love it. Easy to bake lang to.

  3. Thanks I just have a look, yes I'll try the vigan royalbibingka. Ka Fely has raised an excellent cook who shares her skills/crafts to others. Keep it up.... am proud of you!

  4. thank you po...i think namana ko po sa tatay ....even nanay would probably say that hehehe


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