Fruit and Honey Tea Loaf


1 cup dried prunes

1 cup dried apricots

3/4 cup hot water

2 1/2 cups flour, sifted

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice


2 eggs, beaten

grated rind of one lemon

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 325°.Grease and lightly flour one 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Soak dried fruit in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve water. Chop fruit into small pieces. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine reserved water, lemon juice, honey and eggs and stir into dry ingredients. Fold in lemon rind, walnuts and chopped fruit. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake approximately one hour.