Sourdough Apricot Walnut Bread

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  • 1 cup starter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 dried apricots, diced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups bread flour, bromated
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine starter, water, oil, sugar and apricots and mix well.
  2. Add walnuts and the whole wheat flour; blend together with a whisk.
  3. Add 2 cups of the bread flour and mix again.
  4. Add the last 2 cups of the bread flour, combined with the salt, and mix again. The dough will be sticky and a little stiff.
  5. Put the dough into a greased (or sprayed with Pam) bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  6. Punch down and divide into three equal pieces. Put each piece into a greased loaf pan and let rise until they reach the tops of the pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the sides of the pans.

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