I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pecan and Prune Loaf

1 cup grated carrot, packed
1  1/2 cups  chopped prunes
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brewed coffee
4 tbsps marg, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup white flour
1/2 whole wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Soak prunes in coffee for about 1 hour. 
Mix together flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add carrot and pecans and set aside.
To the prune/coffee bowl add brown sugar, melted marg, vanilla and beaten eggs.
Mix all together just until everything is incorporated.
I used an 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 loaf pan and a mini pan measuring 5 X 2 1/2 X 1 1/2.
Preheat oven to 350 F and bake the small loaf for 40 minutes and the regular sized loaf for one hour.
It's done when a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Once completely cooled it slices very nicely, moist and not crumbly at all.  It reminds me of fruitcake. Ok, ignore that last line if you don't like fruitcake : )

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