Dried Strawberries Make this Bread A Sweet, Yummy Treat!
There's nothing like strawberries to remind you of the taste of summer. Strawberries are a refreshing and delicious treat that's come to be a favorite for many. We serve up strawberries in jams, cookies, smoothies, pies, salads, and of course, on their own! If you're missing this summertime staple in the off season and want a way to still enjoy the taste, why not try adding some dried strawberries to your pantry? Dried strawberries from Superior Nut Store are picked at their peak and dried to preserve that wonderful strawberry flavor you love. Eat dried strawberries on their own, just like you would the fresh ones, or you could use them in some of your favorite recipes. Dried strawberries work marvelously in a variety of baked goods, pancakes, muffins, trail mixes, cereals, and even mixed into salads, yogurts, or ice cream! Ready to taste the sweet, summery taste of dried strawberries? Then you’ll absolutely love this quick bread recipe. It’s a true Southern treat! Strawberry Pecan Bread 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup milk 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup dried strawberries, chopped ½ cup chopped pecans Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, spray a loaf pan with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour with the baking powder and salt until well combined. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter with the sugar. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Beat in the vanilla. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet a little bit at a time, alternating with a little bit of milk until all ingredients are well combined. Fold in the chopped pecans and dried strawberries with a spatula then pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Top the bread with a mixture of two tablespoons sugar and one tablespoon cinnamon. Bake for an hour, or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then, remove from pan and let finish cooling completely. Once cool, slice, serve and smile! Superior Nut Tip: This would be a perfect bread to serve with one of our delicious pecan butters. This bread can also be enjoyed with a bit of margarine, butter, or cream cheese during breakfast. Also makes for a delightful accompaniment to coffee or tea!