i should be mopping the floor: Simple Strawberry Bread with Honey Lemon Butter

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Simple Strawberry Bread with Honey Lemon Butter

Looking for the perfect warm-weather recipe? This simple strawberry bread recipe is sure to please. Spread a little honey lemon butter on it and you're golden. 
While creating a recipe seems simple...sometimes, not so much. I can create a chicken recipe without thinking about it, but a bread? I'm not so awesome in that category. Probably in the entire baking category if we're being completely honest here. But, I actually did it. And I'm really happy with the results. It took some time and tweaking...and in the end, the simplicity of the recipe I created is what prevailed. Trying to get all fancy wasn't the answer. By a long shot.   

{Scroll down for the real recipe}. 
This original recipe was a DISASTER. With a capital D {and capital following letters, too...it was that bad}. It could have also been called pudding bread. Because that was the consistency of it when I plopped it out of the pan {after an hour and a half in the oven}.

After some research, I put together a much simpler recipe that was a real winner.

For the bread I used:
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped {fresh strawberries work best}
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil {optional...depends on the consistency of your dough towards the end of the recipe}
This is about the size you want to chop your strawberries. In the previous recipe I pureed them...DISASTER. Just a rough chop is perfection here.  

You'll sprinkle your berries with the powdered sugar, toss and set aside.

Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon & baking powder.  In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar & eggs. Add butter mixture to flour mixture and stir until blended. If mixture is too dry, add the vegetable oil {honestly, the dough is almost cookie-dough-like in texture, even with the oil}. Fold in the strawberries. Divide dough between two greased & floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for one hour. Allow to cool before slicing.

Honey Lemon Butter:
Combine 1/2 a cup of softened butter with two tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and two tablespoons lemon zest. I used my mini chopper because it's easy, but you could use a mixer or whatever works best for you.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 

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  1. I'm pinning this recipe and will be trying it in the VERY near future! ~Angela @hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com

  2. Boy does that look good! (warm weather or not, cuz I don't think ours is every going to get here!)

  3. danke für das rezept und die wunderschönen bilder dazu!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

  4. I have some strawberries in the fridge right now. This might ne a good afternoon activity!

  5. This looks so yummy! I love strawberry bread, and honey butter - but never thought of seerving/eating them together - YUM! I pinned this for later :)
    Happy Monday!

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  7. Yummy! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. That bread looks so good! My mother is the bread maker so I will be pinning this and passing it along to her. I can't wait to try it.

  9. Kristi -- This looks awesome! All of it. I think the bread wouldn't make it to the "cool" stage and I am pretty confident I'd just eat the butter with a spoon! I featured you today. Please stop by for a feature button! Thanks for partying with us! xoxo Cheryl

  10. We love strawberries and the bread looks yummy. Love the name of you blog - Icould substitute many more things (like laundry today) instead of surfing the internet!