Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries.
We are very spoiled here in Southern California.
For several reasons but what I’m talking about is having amazing local fruits and veggies picked and available for purchase a few minutes later, year round. I have a few roadside stands that I LOVE to purchase from and I am never disappointed in what I find there.
The only problem…
I’ve been known to end up with too much fruit.
This isn’t really a bad thing, per se but then the race is on to use it before we have to freeze it or lose it.
Strawberry bread is a delightfully sweet baked good that is happy to use up that last up of strawberries and transform them into something fantastic.
Made with most ingredients that are kept on hand so strawberry bread is great for tossing together at the last minute for dessert, snack or with breakfast.
Pre heat those ovens to 350 degrees!
Chop up whole Strawberries into 1 Cup and set aside.
Grab a large bowl and combine:
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 3/4 Cup of Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Mix the contents of the bowl together and then set that aside.
Into my mixer goes:
1/2 Cup Butter (room temperature)
3/4 Cup Sugar
Beat together well. Then add
1/2 Cup Sour Cream (room temperature)
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
When that is mixed together well, slowly add the contents of the first bowl we set aside with the flour and dry ingredients. Mix well.
(If you like nuts, you may add a cup of chopped walnuts here but this nut house says no to nuts in most of our baked goods as a whole. We have issues. Pay no attention to our example if walnuts make you happy, go ahead and chop walnuts you rebel.)
Take those pretty chopped up strawberries and GENTLY fold them into the batter you created.
Grease an 8×14 loaf pan.
Pour the strawberry bread batter into it and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
I love it with a cup of cinnamon tea in the morning.
The kids like to toast it for breakfast.
Add a bit of homemade whipped cream to each slice and you have an excellent dessert with just the right amount of sweet.
We made these during the holidays and every single person that received one wanted the recipe.
Here you go.
Strawberries make a lot of people happy.
A fun way to say I love you with a favorite fruit.
Use up the last of those gorgeous berries!