Tuesday, July 10, 2012

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

I have absolutely enjoyed reading about your favorite breads on my giveaway post and how they evoke cooking memories with your family.  Making memories in the kitchen is so much fun and it's amazing how much the smell of baking bread can bring back those memories.  

That said, all the bread talk made me seriously hungry and gave me a mad craving for some.  One of you mentioned a white chocolate cherry bread and the sound of that had me running to the nearest grocery store for the ingredients to make one for myself.


Only I didn't use cherries, I used dried apricots because I love their texture in bread.  I used the Better Homes and Garden recipe and left out the nuts as my family doesn't like them.  

I can't even begin to tell you how good this bread is.  Besides the chewy sweet tart apricots, there are little pockets of lovely melted white chocolate that pairs perfectly with the chewy apricots and the sweet bread.  But it isn't too sweet, it's perfect, I promise.  And the crispy, almost caramelized edges push it right over the top.  This bread is so good and if I could, I would send you all a slice of it.


I am working on a really fun project right now and can't wait to share.  It's huge and I've run into difficulties but it involves a very cool huge vintage sign that my hubby found buried in dirt in a barn.  So. Cool!!!  Stay tuned!

Make this bread.........and thank you for all the lovely comments on the giveaway.  
I smiled at every one of them.

Diana


P.S.  Remember the giveaway ends Thursday night so if you haven't left a comment on that post, you still have time to do so!  :)

7 comments:

  1. That was me and this rocks my world this afternoon! :) :) :) Can't wait to try yours as the place I had it is all the way across the country in a little tea shop in Salisbury, NC. Not exactly a quick stop from Seattle. :) So glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! I loved that comment so much I couldn't quit thinking about it until I made some! Lol!

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  2. My last comment posted before I finished! I wanted to tell you how beautiful your breadboards are. I was actually searching online for breadboards to add to my wedding registry when I came across your blog. Needless to say, I have now spent many hours reading through your posts and looking at all of the magnificent projects you have accomplished. I love your blog and thoroughly enjoy reading it!

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  3. That bread looks so yummy! I almost licked my laptop screen. So, a trip to the grocery is added to my 'to-do' list for the day. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Looks yummy! I'm putting it on our To-Bake List. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love, love apricots! Can't wait to try this and thanks so much for sharing. My mother used to make apricot fried pies and the whole family would go crazy for them. Such a precious memory!

    xo
    Pat

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  6. This bread looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did. There is so much inspiration on here. I love the barn door headboard in your bedroom! Where did you find that? I'm always on the look out for items like that at yard sales and such, but I've yet to find a barn door! One site I use for yard-saling is http://www.yardsalesearch.com. I LOVE it. It maps out a route of local yard sales and saves me lots of time. Just wanted to pass that on :)

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