Apricot Honey Bread and Muffins

(from _The_Pooh_Cook_Book_ by Virginia H. Ellison, 1969, pp 24-25)

(Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for bread)
(Preheat oven to 375 degrees F for muffins)

1     stick butter or margarine (1/4 lb) at room temperature
1/4   cup honey
2/3   cup mashed, canned apricots
1     large egg
1     Tablespoon canned apricot juice
2     cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2   teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder

Grease and lightly flour 1 loaf pan, 8" long, 2 1/2" deep, and 4 1/2"
wide, or 2 muffin tins (12 muffins, 2 5/8" diameter, medium).  Cream
the butter with the honey and add the mashed apricot pulp.  Beat in the
egg and the apricot juice.  Sift flour, salt, and baking powder
together.  Fold into the mixture.  Fill the loaf pan or the muffin tins
about half full.

Bake the loaf in a 350 degree F preheated oven for 45 minutes to an
hour, or until a cake tester, knife blade, or toothpick stuck into the
center of the loaf comes out clean.

Bake the muffins for 30 to 35 minutes in a preheated 375 degree F oven.

Serve hot with honey and butter or honey butter.

"Well," said Pooh, "it's the middle of the night, which is a good time
for going to sleep.  And tomorrow morning we'll have some honey for
breakfast.  Do Tiggers like honey?"