Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Bread

I baked up this DELICIOUSLY moist loaf of  fresh strawberry bread for bake sale. To  be a bit different, I  sliced it, and arranged it on a plate with some strawberries dipped in almond bark. I took this photo on my way out the door, and  shared it on facebook, and when I arrived at the sale, the workers told me someone had already come to purchase it, so they put it back for the sweet lady!

It is an old recipe I've made for many years. Not sure where it originated, but it's worth your time to put this one together.

I started with:

 *1 1/2 cups FRESH strawberries (I used organic ones--pesticide free!)
Wash them and slice them and toss with 1/2 cup sugar and set aside. (The sugar will draw the juice from the berries)

* Beat together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 stick of butter, melted.

In another bowl, mix 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg.

Add dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix well.  Add berries at this point and blend.

*Fold in  cup  1/2 chopped pecans (Optional) *I did not use them in this particular recipe.

 Pour into a greased 9x5" loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 min. (or until knife inserted in center comes out clean).
Invert pan and cool on wire rack.

Can serve immediately plain, or with powdered sugar sprinkled on top or with a glaze.

For a glaze, mash additional berries with 1 tsp. lemon juice and powdered sugar. Blend. (Serve on WARM bread.

This really is a very moist sweet bread, not too sweet, but very refreshing. A change of pace.


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