May is National Strawberry Month and I am celebrating by bringing you facts and recipes concerning strawberries. Strawberries along with other citrus foods are among the best sources for vitamin C. Strawberries also contain vitamin D and vitamin E. With all the health benefits and great taste of strawberries you simply must celebrate this month and find new ways to add strawberries in your recipes.
I have come across many strawberry recipes for desserts and salads yet I wanted to find unusual recipes to showcase strawberries in a different light. After all, not everyone craves strawberry shortcake or chocolate covered strawberries. How can that be? Actually, I am one of those people. I prefer strawberries in their natural form or simply adorned with whipped cream. To broaden my horizons with strawberry recipes I am seeking a different approach.
The following recipe is not diet friendly yet if eaten in moderation it will be fine to consume. You may want a slice with your morning coffee or a slice for dessert. The recipe was found on Strawberry Recipes.com! Keep in mind you can substitute the eggs for egg substitute and mashed bananas for the shortening.
Strawberry Bread Recipe
This is strawberry bread will make your mouth water, I guarantee!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups strawberries, sliced
Combine flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Beat eggs. Add eggs, shortening , strawberries and bread dough enhancer.
Stir until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into 2 well-greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes. Test and keep baking until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
Put upside down and let cool on racks. Serve while still warm. You can store the strawberry bread in the fridge for a few days.