I googled for quite a few recipes and finally settled with this one. And it turned out so good. As usual, made quite a lot of modifications/adjustments to the recipe to my liking.
Original recipe: Apricot Bread @ allrecipes.com
1 cup snipped dried apricots
2 cups warm water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened (I added 3 tbsp)
3/4 cup orange juice (I added 1 cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I just added walnuts)
1/2 cup apple sauce (this is something I added)
So the first thing you do is soak the little pieces of apricots in warm water for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, in a large bowl, mix the sugar, butter and yogurt together. Once they're mixed well, add in orange juice. I added 1 cup of OJ instead of 3/4. Right at this point, I also added 1/2 cup of apple sauce for fun. :)
Apricot bread ready to be baked
In another bowl, combine wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in the sugar-butter-yogurt-juices mixture and stir it well until it's all combined together.
Drain apricots to remove all water and add to the batter with walnuts. Mix well again.
Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Baked apricot bread
Let the pan cool down for 10-15 minutes before slicing the bread.
A slice of apricot bread