This is an old-fashioned prune bread recipe; just like Grandma used to make. So easy to make and the bread is so moist and delicious.
I have several homemade quick bread recipes for you to try and each one is is a keeper.
HOMEMADE PRUNE BREAD FROM SCRATCH
1 cup white sugar
1 beaten egg
2 TBS vegetable shortening
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup prune juice
1/2 cup mashed prunes
1/2 cup mashed apples (or double mashed prunes)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup graham flour*
PREHEAT oven to 370 degrees and grease two loaf pans.
Blend the first 3 ingredients together. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into the prepared pans and bake for 10 minutes.
Lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake another 35 minutes.
* - Graham flour can be found in the flour aisle in the grocery store. Bob's Red Mill and King Arthur Flour makes it.
This recipe for prune bread is just a tad different that the one above.
RECIPE FOR PRUNE BREAD
4 TBS vegetable shortening
2 TBS white sugar
1 TBS salt
1 package active dry yeast
2 cups scalded milk
7 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sweetened coarsely cut prunes
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees, and grease loaf pans.
Add shortening, sugar and salt to the scalded milk. Cool to luke-warm. Add yeast and let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 cups flour and egg to mixture; beat until smooth.
Add remaining flour and prunes - mix to a soft dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and let rest for 5 minutes. Now knead for 5 to 10 minutes and place in a greased bowl. Let rise until doubled in size; approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
Punch down and divide into 4 parts. Let rise 5 minutes and shape into loaves. Let rise for another 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Bake for 55 minutes.