Simmer chopped prunes in orange juice for about five minutes. Let cool slightly.
4tablespoonsmelted butter cooledor sub canola oil
1egg you might want to use 2 at altitude
Mix cooled butter/oil and egg and add to orange juice and prunes.
3 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
In a large bowl, mix well all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir just until well-mixed.
Spoon into greased and floured 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake about 50 minutes until bread is firm to the touch, is pulling away from the sides of the pan, and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Bang pan on counter or board and turn out onto rack to cool completely before slicing. Keep well-wrapped on counter for 1-2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Can be made into muffins. Pour into greased muffin tins and bake at 400F 15 min. Turn out on to rack to cool.
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