Sunday, May 17, 2009

STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE BREAD, easy, moist, a delicate spring treat

It's spring, and if it is, it's time to make Strawberry Bread. Sure you can buy the berries in the wintertime, but this bread just doesn't taste the same as it does when fresh, sweet, juicy berries are used. I l♥
ve to spread strawberry or raspberry cream cheese on it when it's warm and have a cup of tea on the side. Oh, yum!

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup toasted pecans (coarsely chopped)
2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
2. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Beat in the vanilla.
4. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in another bowl.
5. Mix 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the wet.
6. Mix 1/2 of the sour cream into the wet ingredients.
7. Mix 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the wet.
8. Mix the remaining sour cream into the wet ingredients.
9. Mix the remaining dry ingredients into the wet.
10. Mix in the strawberries.
11. Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
12. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown and a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.
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Bumble Bee Cottage said...

That looks so good. The strawberries are just coming into season in Guernsey so now might be a good time for me to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing this tasty little number.

Irene said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

Blissful Melissa said...

Oh, this looks so good!! I need to pick up some fresh Strawberries and make this...and those yummy pops too!

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Lori said...

Hi Mimi!!
Oh the bread looks marvelous!! I'll have to try it!! Gosh i'm having Michigan withdrawal!! I adore visiting for the day and antique shopping! Indiana isn't as fun to me! Take care,Lori