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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Strawberry Bread

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

JUN 18, 2014

Ripe, local strawberries are just right for this moist quick bread.

Serve with cream cheese.

MAKE AHEAD: The bread can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

Tested size: 8 servings; makes one 7 1/2-to-8-inch loaf

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, preferably pastry flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups hulled, mashed strawberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 7 1/2- or 8-by-4-inch glass loaf pan with cooking oil spray, then line with enough parchment paper so that the short sides have an overhang (which will help you lift out the baked bread).

Whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking soda in a mixing bowl.

Add the eggs and oil, then the mashed strawberries (and their juices), stirring to form a batter that turns a raspberry pink, with visible chunks of strawberries. Transfer to the loaf pan, spreading the batter evenly and into the edges. Bake for about 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then lift out using the parchment paper, transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.

Rating *****[2]

Adapted from a recipe on the Spiral Path Farm Web site.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

Nutritional Facts
Calories per serving: 350
% Daily Values*
Total Fat: 20g 31%
Saturated Fat: 3g 15%
Cholesterol: 45mg 15%
Sodium: 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates: 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%
Sugar: 20g
Protein: 4g

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