Scottish oaten bread - with coke

Yield: 1 Loaf

Measure Ingredient
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Rolled oats, old-fashioned
½ cup Sugar
2½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 large Egg
3 tablespoons Oil, or shortening, melted
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Prunes, very well drained and coarsely chopped, OR 1/2 c dried prunes
½ cup Walnuts, chopped
\N \N Prune halves, optional

Lightly spoon the flour into a measuring cup, level off. . In a large bowl, stir together the flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat with a fork, the egg, oil, and vanilla extract until well blended. Add to the flour mixture. Add the Coca-Cola, prunes, and nuts, blend thoroughly with a spoon. Turn into a well-greased, lightly floured, 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Garnish with prune halves, if desired. Bake in a preheated, 350 F oven for about 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out cleans. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan. Store in foil overnight before slicing.

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