September 24, 2008

Strawberry Bread

This recipe comes from a recipe site: Recipezaar . There are so many recipes on this site, and it comes in handy if you're looking for a specific recipe or some inspiration.

It is delicious, I wish I could eat it every day! I made a couple of slight changes, but if you want to see the original recipe, click on the link above. Now, on with the recipe!

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 cup plain wholemeal flour, 1/2 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease and flour a standard glass (8x5") loaf pan.
  2. Rinse, hull and cut the strawberries into quarters (or smaller pieces if you're using huge strawberries); place in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until foamy, then add the vanilla and melted butter. Make sure the melted butter isn't too hot-just barely melted.
  5. Stir in the strawberries. Combine the two mixtures, blending until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.


Sumara said...

Oh yum! And strawberries are nice n cheap at the moment. :)

Looks really good Hayley.

HayleyB said...

Yes, the cheapness of the strawberries is why I had a punnet on hand (well, that, and I like strawberries on their own, with vanilla yoghurt or custard!). I want to make this bread again, but I fear I would eat the whole loaf on my own!