Friday, March 30, 2012

Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread

I’ve said it before a million times that I am so blessed to live in Florida in the winter time…summer time not so much, and this year doubly so.  With our mild temperatures all of our food crops did amazingly well.  I found that I had an abundance of things that I love.  Two of them being lemons and strawberries.
This year the strawberry and lemon crops have been so plentiful that I had so many lemons and strawberries that I just had no way of getting them used up unless I made something with them.  I searched high and low for a recipe for that used both strawberries and lemons. Weird huh?  Not many out there.  So I adapted a strawberry bread recipe from Union Street Eats and it turned out perfect!
Strawberry and Lemon Quick Bread (adapted from Union Street Eats)
Preheat oven to 375F

Grease and flour a 9X5 inch bread pan

2 Cups fresh strawberries, roughly chopped
1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
zest of one lemon
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 Cup vegetable oil
1/4 Cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Place chopped strawberries in a large strainer or colander and sprinkle with a couple of Tbsp of sugar.  Let sit for about 15 minutes
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, lemon zest, both sugars, cinnamon, baking soda and salt
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla, oil and lemon juice.
  • Stir in the strawberries.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.  Do not over-mix.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before removing from pan.
**This is a moist and delicious bread.  It was gone in no time and I’m looking for another sale on strawberries to make it again!
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RJ Flamingo said...

Looks wonderful! I do love the combination of strawberry (or any berry, really) with lemon. I need to try this!

Patsyk said...

I love the flavors in this bread! Just says summer to me... and I'm ready for that!

M. said...

I tried this and loved it!! It will be posted on tomorrow with a minor change, but you will be credited of course :) thanks!