Strawberries are my favorite fruit and sweet quick breads are the best. There's no better treat for your Valentine than this Homemade Strawberry Bread with glaze! My mom's been making this bread for years and it's always a hit!
I'm well aware that strawberries aren't exactly in season, but in my defense, I picked these strawberries back in the spring and froze them while they were at the peak of perfection! So, grab some frozen strawberries if you don't have any quality fresh berries, and get baking; you won't regret this one... it's amazing.
Makes 2 loaves
2 cups fresh strawberries and juice
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the glaze
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon strawberry juice
Sprinkle strawberries with sugar and freeze overnight in an airtight container. Defrost the berries, but do not drain. Reserve one tablespoon of strawberry juice for the glaze.
Preheat the oven to 350* F. Line two 9" x 5" loaf pans with aluminum foil and lightly grease the pans with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix well. Combine the eggs and oil in a separate bowl and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture and mix well. Add the strawberries and and mix just until blended.
Pour the batter into the loaf pans and bake for one hour or until the bread is done (toothpick test!).
For the glaze
Combine the confectioners sugar and strawberry juice in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Drizzle over the warm loaves of strawberry bread.
Remove the loaves from the pans when cool.
What's your favorite strawberry dessert?