Place the apricots on a chopping block. Sprinkle 1 T flour over them.
Dip a knife into the flour and chop the apricots finely. Flour the
knife often to keep the cut up fruit from sticking together. Sift the
remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large
bowl. Combine the milk, egg, orange peel, and oil. Stir the flour
mixture and the whole wheat flour. Fold in the cut up apricots, any
flour left on the cutting block and the walnuts. Pour into a well
greased, floured bakin unit. Cover and place on a rack in the slow
cooker, but prop the lid open a fraction with a toothpick or a twist of
foil to let excess steam escape. Cook on High for 4 to 6 hours. Cool
on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Now before you all ask what a baking unit is (I wondered as I sat and
typed this in), I looked it up in the front of the bread section.
She says that some manufacturers are making units for slow cookers,
but if you don't have one, a 2 pound coffee can works. Pyrex muffin cups
also work. Also 1, 1 1/2 and 2 quart molds work.
Do not lift the lid while baking this bread.