Rosemary Orange Apricot Bread ~ Bake with Me!

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Rachel Stone

Welcome to my kitchen, friend!

This just seemed like the perfect day for baking. While we enjoy the last of summer’s bounty we are looking ahead to the cooler, crisp days of fall. Let’s gather some fresh, home-grown rosemary and bake a delicious loaf of Rosemary Apricot Orange bread!

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I begin by gathering ingredients both dry & wet. Before mixing either the dry or the wet ingredients I do the other prep to speed along the process. Once the apricots and rosemary are diced, I grate and juice the oranges. 

One handy tip is to dust the diced apricots with flour to keep them from sinking in the batter to the bottom of the loaf. Once the dry ingredients are mixed I combine the wet ingredients in my KitchenAid mixer. I’ve tweaked the original recipe by cutting back the sugar ~ it called for 2.5 cups which made this more like apricot cake!

In goes the oil, orange juice, milk, and eggs. Next the dry ingredients are added, then a generous helping of orange zest… I love it orangey!

Be sure to reserve some zest to garnish the top of the loaf once it is poured into the pan ~ it looks just that much more appealing!

Pour batter into a sprayed baking pan, sprinkle on your extra orange zest and bake! Next I whipped up a spinach, mushroom, feta quiche.

Quiche is an easy favorite at our house and comes is a variety of delicious flavors. Let me know if you’d like to have a “bake with me” visit featuring quiche!

Salmon Asparagus Quiche

Now what I’ve been waiting for all afternoon… arranging a simple country bouquet in a vintage pitcher.

I’m not a florist (hence the word “simple”), so I’ll balance the heights and colors to create a slightly domed shape. Since carnations are long lasting I’m cutting these a bit tall. They can be cut down in about a week to prolong the bloom even longer. I love how the arrangement came out ~ it’s simple, bright, and adds such cheer to the table!

To create a centerpiece, I’ve added a doily, the bouquet, a candle, and a lamp we found at an antique store. The pleated lampshade is one I made recently, and if you’re interested, here’s a video tutorial on How to Pleat Your Own English Style Lampshade

The pitcher is a Johnson Bros ironstone pitcher recently thrifted for about $3. I love transferware & plan to use this pitcher in my fall décor very soon!

This Rosemary Apricot Orange bread smells so good I can hardly wait to serve it up! In texture this loaf is more dense similar to a pound cake, but not quite as heavy.

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If you are anything like us, breakfast is a welcome meal anytime of day or night. Even though this is breakfast food & a breakfast table setting, we’ll be having this for dinner. Yummy!

The table is set, the food is ready to plate! I’m sharing a couple different ways to serve this treat.

One way to serve the Apricot bread is with a dollop of cream atop the bread and a slice of quiche (for protein). This goes especially well with hot tea!

Another, slightly heartier, variation is to top a slice of apricot bread with a fried egg, and serve with a side of bacon.

Dinner (I mean breakfast) is served! Every time I put forth the extra effort to add special touches to a meal I find it so rejuvenating! Let me remind you… enjoy what you do.

Buy the flowers, light the candle, play the music, and cherish your family by cultivating the art of your home.

Thank you for joining me in my kitchen today! This was my first time to host a “bake with me” visit & I really enjoyed it! Please comment below on how you enjoyed your time here. Would another, similar visit interest you? do you have a recipe in mind? I’m curious to know and ~ I love having you along! 

Until next time,

Take care,


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Author: Rachel Stone
Rachel is passionate about creating a comfortable and beautiful home for her family. She also loves to share the lessons she is learning with her wonderful audience both on this blog and her YouTube channel.

14 thoughts on “Rosemary Orange Apricot Bread ~ Bake with Me!”

  1. Recently found your youtube channel and love your style, love of home and sweet spirit. Love all the traditional and English type decor you do. I am looking forward to exploring your blog posts and enjoying more of your videos.

    • Good morning, Miss Kathy!
      Welcome to our Stone cottage home! I’m thrilled to be connecting with others that love the traditional English country cottage style as much as I do! Thank you for taking the time to watch visit me on YouTube and read the posts here. Have a lovely day!

  2. I so enjoyed your vlog and am thrilled to receive the recipe! I sent you my blog addy.. I am truly Olde English style so I love your vlog and will enjoy your blog now! Blessing, SCHOTZY

    • Hello there, Miss Jean!
      Welcome to our Stone cottage home! We are thrilled to have another English country cottage style fan! Enjoy the blog, next up is a autumn shop & decorate with me including an autumn tea tray. Thank you for sending your address, I’ll check it out!
      Happy fall!

    • Good morning, Miss Rebecca!
      Haha! Every time I watch it I get the same feeling! I’m happy to have spread a little inspiration to relish the routines of life more. So glad to have connected with you!
      Happy fall!

  3. Hello Meme!
    I’m glad you enjoyed the flower arrangement and pretty dishes ~ the apricot bread has become a favorite! Thank you for stopping by, reading the post & watching the video! Have a lovely day.

  4. I absolutely loved this bread when we were there on our last visit! Absolutely delicious, I think it would be a blast to try making it sometime! Beautiful display of the finished loaf.

  5. Made this bread yesterday. WOW. It is fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I love all your videos – you are such a sweet young lady. May God bless you and your family.

    • Hello, Miss Lisa!
      How exciting that you made & enjoyed the bread! I’m thrilled you are enjoying your visits to our Stone cottage home, and I appreciate you watching. May the Lord bless you and your family as well

  6. Your channel is new to me. We are certainly kindred spirits. I often try to go the extra mile and set a pretty setting even though it is just my husband and I now. I have several sets of china. I recently thrifted Friendly Village cup and saucers and use vintage 70’s mod coffee cups made in Korea.

    • Hello Miss Kathy!
      I’m thrilled to have you joining the Stone cottage home family! How precious that you find that going the extra mile in setting a pretty table no matter who is living in your home. The Friendly Village pattern is lovely! Thank you for joining us and sharing your thoughts. Have a lovely Autumn!

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