1 c dried apricots
1 c boiling water
3/4t baking soda
Pour boiling water over apricots and leave to stand. Cream butter and sugar well then add eggs and mix. Add drained apricots reserving 1/3 c of liquid. Add baking soda to this liquid. Mix in flour well. Then add baking soda and water.
Bake in a 8” tin at 180C for 45-55 minutes.