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From the Kitchen of the Tuck Inn:
17 High St., Rockport, MA, 01966    1-800-789-7260    978-546-7260
On the Web at: www.tuckinn.com

FRUIT AND NUT BREAD

2 cups: chopped dates or apricots or raisins or dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
tsp salt
1 stick butter
cup packed brown sugar

Stir baking soda and salt into boiling water; pour water over fruit and Let set for ten minutes. Meanwhile, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg. Add fruit mixture and stir well; beat in flour. Add nuts. Pour Into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 until done approx. 45 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with confectionary sugar. Keeps well in fridge.

fruit-nut-bread