Friday, June 1, 2007
Today at work we had a breast cancer awareness day. We all wore pink and donated money to the Susan G Koman foundation. In honor of the day we were all supposed to bring in healthy food - and try to make it pink if we can. I was torn. How could I still bake something tastey, have it be health AND make it pink. I searched and searched and finally settle on Strawberry Bread. I personally do not care for cooked fruit in any form. So I typically shy away from any kind of "fruit bread". But I actually tried a small piece and...... I liked it!!
The bread wasn't quite as pink as I wanted and neither was the icing. So I added a couple drops of red food coloring. It came out a little more Pepto Bismol-ey than I wanted but still very tasty.
Strawberry Bread (Recipe from recipezaar.com)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups mashed strawberries
1 1/4 cups oil (I used 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup apple sauce)
4 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup strawberry juice, drained from mashed strawberries I just used the left over mashed strawberries since I didn't have a lot of juice to drain off
8 ounces softened cream cheese
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix first five ingredients together.
3. Make a well in centre of mixture.
4. Stir strawberries, oil and eggs in by hand .
5. Pour into two greased 9x5" loaf pans. I used one bundt pan
6. Bake at given temperature for 50 to 60 minutes.
7. Cool on wire rack.
8. For topping, blend reserved strawberry juice with cream cheese. Drizzle over cooled loaves. I just mixed this in the same bowl that I mashed the strawberries in because there was about a 1/2 cup left stuck to the sides and bottom. I also added honey and couple drops of food coloring