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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Awesome Strawberry Bread

This bread really is good, my kids LOVE it!

Awesome Strawberry Bread

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 10oz pkg frozen strawberries, thawed w/ juice (reserve 1/4 cup of the juice for spread if desired)- I used fresh strawberries that I pureed but left some chunks and added a few packets of splenda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans(optional)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese (for spread)

Lightly grease two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans or three 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Then add eggs one at a time, and vanilla until well combined. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk, beating until combined after each addition. With a spoon, stir in strawberries and nuts. Turn into prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes for larger loaves, 30 to 35 minutes for smaller loaves, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool bread in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks. To make strawberry cream cheese spread just combine with a mixer the softened cream cheese and reserved strawberry juice. I sometimes add a little bit of grated orange zest.


At 4:38 PM, Blogger B O B said...

That sounds great Amy I have some mixed berries frozen in the fridge, I may just try a substitute.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I am sure that it will be great and the cream cheese spread is a great addition to it!

I hope you like it.


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