Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Strawberry Bread

Tis the season for fresh,delicious strawberries. Here's a recipe that's perfect for breakfast,snack or dessert.

3 cups fresh,ripe strawberries
3 1/8 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs,beaten
1 cup chopped pecans* optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
Dice strawberries and place in medum sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and set aside while preparing bread mixture.

Combine flour,sugar,cinnamon,salt and baking soda in large bowl; mix well. Blend oil and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until until dry ingredients are just moistened. Stir in pecans. Divide batter into pans.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn loaves out and cool completely.....yummm

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