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After yesterday’s post, I decided that everyone really needed in on the strawberry bread recipe.

Strawberry Bread Yumminess

Strawberry Bread

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil {I used coconut oil instead}
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans {I omitted the pecans}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.

Slice strawberries, and place in medium-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 dry ingredients are just moistened. Stir in pecans. Divide batter into pans.

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

I personally think you should serve with coffee or warm tea. Even better when consumed in the company of good friends.

A friendly note: Bake the loaves separately. I don’t remember having this problem before, but when I baked them together this last time, one didn’t bake fully on the inside, and took quite a bit longer than the 50 minutes. 

I first started making this recipe back in Spring 2009. I haven’t changed it up, but have experimented with different sugars and flours. All results have been quite yummy {just make sure to get your whole wheat flour ratio correct, or they will be very dense}. Also, try them as muffins. It’s like doubling the yumminess. Not sure why, but it seems so much more decadent in muffin form. Especially the over-sized muffins. *drool*

And to answer Rosann‘s question from yesterday – No, it does not need to be refrigerated.

I got the original recipe {as noted above} from allrecipes.com.

Bon Appetit!

As I sat down to write, I realized I haven’t had any one big adventure this week. However, there have been lots of little adventures that have made my week fun {despite battling my cold}.

1. Buying my bridesmaid dress for Carrie’s wedding

This dress was a great find this weekend at Macy’s. And it got the seal of approval from Rabeea and Jonathan. Clearly a winner.

Focus on the cuteness of the dress, not my unkept-haven't-felt-well look

2. Finding a great find on grass fed, organic beef

I haven’t been able to buy 100% grass fed organic beef since we left Iowa. The Texas stores sell it, but the cheapest I’ve seen has been $8.99/lb. Tough to swallow. Then…. oh glorious then. Then, a local store began their sale this week for $3.99/lb. For 100% grass fed organic beef. I bought 10 pounds yesterday and plan to return next week for another 10+ pounds.

3. Surviving the week

I think I might have caught a man cold. Because I feel super whiny and cranky. But, being the good woman that I am, I’ve pulled myself up by my boot straps and carried on with life. And with the exception of getting a little short with the girls yesterday afternoon, I think I’ve done a pretty good job.

4. Made strawberry bread

In an attempt to have something for Jonathan to take on-the-go for work day breakfast, I made strawberry bread last night. It’s a shame that the picture doesn’t capture the wonderful smell from this loaf of awesomeness.

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