On Line Cookbook

Fresh Strawberry Bread

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:1 loaf

  • 2 cups (475 ml) fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 ml) bread or all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) butter or other shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped walnuts
  • cream cheese, softened (optional)
  • ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Crush enough of the strawberries to fill 1 cup (225 ml).
  • Pour into a small saucepan and heat over a medium flame.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Slice the remaining strawberries and chill.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter together and then add the eggs and water, mixing until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well to blend.
  • Stir in the crushed strawberries and walnuts.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased 8 inch x 4 inch x 4 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • When the loaf has cooled in the pan for 10 minutes, turn onto a rack to cool.
  • Cut into slices, spread with softened cream cheese, add a light dusting of cinnamon, and top with the reserved chilled strawberries.