Saturday, April 25, 2009

Strawberry Bread

This is great hot or cold. It's nice and moist. You could even serve it with a cream cheese/marshmallow cream spread or whipped cream and fresh strawberries on the side and I'm sure it would be extra yummy. This is a great way to use up strawberries if you buy them by the flat like I do. Strawberry season has arrived!

3-4 c fresh strawberries (frozen works too)
3 1/8 c flour
2 c sugar
2 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 c oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 T vanilla

-In a medium bowl, roughly crush up strawberries with your hands, leaving chunks here and there. Sprinkle lightly with a little sugar and set aside.
-Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large bowl; mix.
-To strawberries add oil, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture, blending until just moistened.
-Grease and flour two 9x5 loaf pans and pour batter in. Depending on how many cups of strawberries you add, this may vary. I used 4 c strawberries and got 1 large, 1 9x5, and 1 mini loaf. So you could probably get three 9x5 pans out of this instead of the two.
-Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes in the 9x5 pans, or until toothpick comes out clean. Mini loaf took 35-40 minutes, large took 60 minutes. Let cool.
-Dust with powdered sugar, slice and serve.
-Recipe from

Friday, April 3, 2009


Translation: Danish pancake-light and cakey in the middle, crispy and buttery on the outside! SOOO good and fun for a special breakfast or brunch! (or dinner!) Need special pan.

1 3/4 C flour

3/4 t baking soda

1 t baking powder

1 1/2 T sugar

1/2 t salt

3 egg yolks

1 1/3 C buttermilk

1/2 C sour cream

5 egg whites

5 T butter, melted

Mix dry ingred. Set aside. Mix egg yolks, buttermilk, sour cream together. Fold in dry ingred. Whip egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold into batter. Heat pan, pour in maybe a 1/4 t melted butter in each well. Pour 1 T batter into well, then add 1 teaspoon jam or other filling, then another T batter. Flip with chop sticks or skewers after about 3 minutes or until golden on the bottom and crispy. Then 3 minutes more to finish. Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar. *When I'm lazy I just put the jam on the plate with the pancakes instead of filling them! I love homemade raspberry jam on these! Whip cream with a little syrup added while whipping is really good. Nutella filled with diced bananas on top. Blueberries would be good! You could also roll them in cinnamon and sugar! The cream cheese or mascarpone cheese whipped with lemon curd is my very favorite! Sky's the limit! Have fun!

1/4 C Mascerpone cheese at room temp. or cream cheese

1/4 C lemon curd

Whip together (add a little lemon zest to batter for extra lemon flavor!)

1/2 C sugar

2 T flour

1 1/2 T cinn.

1/4 t salt

4 T unsalted butter cut into cubes and put at room temp.

Frosting for cinnabun:

3 oz. cream cheese-room temp

4 T unsalted butter-room temp.

1 1/2 C powdered sugar

3-4 T milk