White Chocolate Apricot Bread

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

There is an adorable little bakery that recently opened here in Huntsville. It’s located in a section of the city that features the most charming brick buildings and a  pedestrian-friendly community. Jeff and I like to pop in there for breakfast treats on his off Fridays. We’re almost always swayed by their delicious coconut orange rolls served warm, straight from the oven. It didn’t take us long to realize that the prepackaged goods they sell to-go are every bit as delicious as the goodies from behind the counter. One of those goodies that we recently discovered was the white chocolate apricot bread. It brings together a little something savory with a little something sweet for an indulgent bread, ideal for breakfast.

As with many of the great culinary discoveries I experience in restaurants and bakeries, I wanted to try my hand at this recipe at home. And, luckily for you, I thought I’d share the results.

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

This bread makes a great breakfast treat when toasted to a golden brown and slathered with butter and apricot preserves. You will definitely pick up a hint of sweetness from both the apricots and white chocolate morsels, but it isn’t overly sweet.

Because it isn’t overly sweet, I think it would make a great, homemade Valentine’s Day gift for a teacher, a neighbor, or a coworker, especially when given with a cute set of heart-shaped measuring spoons like these ones that I found from Wayfair’s Valentine’s Day Bakeware selection. Aren’t they cute?

With minimal fuss put into presentation, it would be such an easy gift, too. All you’d have to do is wrap the bread in a cute parchment paper and tie it with baker’s twine. If you wanted to, you could even pick up a holiday-specific tea towel.

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

Super cute, right? And because this recipe is made using a bread machine, it is insanely easy. It takes under fifteen minutes to throw together.

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c warmed whole milk
  • 1 1/2 T butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 1/2 c bread flour
  • 2 t yeast
  • 6 oz. dry apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 c white chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. Add milk, butter, egg, salt and sugar to bread machine pan. Evenly spread flour over the liquid. Make a small well in the center of the flour and add yeast. Lock the pan in place inside the bread machine and program for a one pound loaf of white bread. During the knead cycle the machine will make a beeping sound. When it does, add the apricots and white chocolate morsels. Close the lid and let the machine do its thing. Once your bread is finished baking, let it cool on a wire rack for 30-45 minutes before slicing or storing.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1890kcal Calories from fat 369
% Daily Value
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 1367mg 57%
Carbohydrate 317g 106%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 64g
Protein 61g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

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