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Megans Cookin: Strawberry Bread with Strawberry Butter

Monday, February 4, 2008

Strawberry Bread with Strawberry Butter

Every year around Febuary, I start getting so excited for the strawberry patches to open. Of course, they don't open till the end of April, but strawberrys stay on my mind all Spring, till I can sink my teeth into those big fresh juicy berries. There is nothing as good as local grown, fresh, perfectly ripe strawberrys. To sustain me through, till fields yield their glory, I used frozen for this quick bread.

I made mini loaves and it reminded me of zuchinni bread. The strawberry flavor is very sutle and the cinnomon seems to take center stage. Then add your Strawberry Butter and your taste buds start singing. This butter would be good on waffles or scones too.

Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Morning, noon, or midnight munchies. I'm submitting it to Gretchen Noelle of Canela and Comino, who has selected quick breads for this month's Homegrown Gourmet.

Strawberry Bread
This recipe from CDKitchen
for Snook's Bayside Club


3 cups All-purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
3 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
4 Eggs
1 1/4 pound Fresh strawberries; sliced -OR - Unsweetened frozen berries, thawed, drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Walnuts, coarsely chopped (I left out the nuts for daughter reasons.)
2 (8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch) loaf pans

Strawberry Butter
By:All Recipes
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (I used superfine sugar)
1 tablespoon strawberry preserves DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, beat together the butter, confectioners' sugar and strawberry preserves until creamy. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.



Anonymous Karen said...

Yum! My daughter would love this! I would have never thought to put strawberries in a quick bread. Very clever!

February 4, 2008 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sounds great! Especially that strawberry butter.

February 4, 2008 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger April said...

This bread sounds so good! I will definitly be making this!

February 5, 2008 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

This sounds delicious! I especially love the sound of the strawberry butter.

February 5, 2008 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

Looks great! I had some frozen strawberries from last summer that I made strawberry from last month. It was really good, but I need to make it again and try to lighten it... so much oil I don't want to try to figure out the calories in it! Yikes!

February 5, 2008 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Karen-Make it for her, she'll love it. My daughter did!

Jennifer- The butter is the best!

april- Do try it, you wont be sorry!

deborah-Its really good!

patsey- Try it with applesauce. My next batch will be with applesauce so I can compare!

February 5, 2008 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger BumbleVee said...

YUM ... you find great recipes! tx for another one.

We won't see any strawberry patches opening here anytime is -5C...going down again to -27C by weekend.... lol

But... there is always "frozen" berries...

February 5, 2008 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Geggie said...

mmmmmm, butter!

February 6, 2008 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger April said...

Well, I have already commented once on this, but it still looks very tempting, but...

You have been tagged!

February 7, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

I made strawberry bread once, but that was with frozen strawberries. Maybe when fresh strawberries go on sale, I'll try this. The store has blackberries on sale, so maybe I could sub for them.

I am going to post about Marye's package, but I wanted to get my new layout done. It needs a few tweaks with the margin spacing. This layout reminded me why I am not a computer science major lol

February 7, 2008 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

It looks delicious. I've never heard of strawberry butter before, but now I'm looking forward to strawberry season, too. I always put up big batches of strawberry freezer jam. It's my husband's favorite.

February 7, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger MrsPresley said...

i've never had strawberry bread before, but it sounds delicious!

i just joined the DB this month, just checking out everyone else’s blogs, wanted to say hello :)

February 7, 2008 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger JEP said...

Mmm...both sound delicious!

February 8, 2008 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Bumblevee- Thank you. I had to use frozen.

geggie-Butter, need I say more?

April- You got me back now, didnt you?

Carla-I think any berry would work. I was thinking raspberry with maybe a handful of chocolate chips!

Cookie baker lynn- I'd love you recipe for freezer jam!

mrspresly-thanks for stopping by and welcome to the Daring Bakers!

jep-thank you. they compliment each other very nicely

February 9, 2008 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Pat de Verre said...

Your pics make me drooling and your recipes seem so yummy. I have some on my blog. Thank you for your visit. See you soon . Pat from French Riviera

February 10, 2008 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Gretchen Noelle said...

Megan - Strawberry Cream Scones are one of my favorites so I can imagine that strawberries in a quickbread are especially delicious! Thanks so much for participating!

February 10, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Oh that sounds wonderful!

February 15, 2008 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Oh your bread looks so moist and I can't beleive I have never thought of making Strawberry Butter. I am off to the market to get me some strawberries!!!

February 17, 2008 at 7:17 AM  

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