Strawberry Bread

May.29.2009

A friend posted this on Facebook and I can’t wait to try it!

4 cups strawberries
3 1/8 Cup all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar (plus a little to sprinkle on strawberries)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour (or spray) 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
Slice strawberries* and place in medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, and set aside while preparing bread mixture.
Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in large bowl, mix well. Blend oil and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until dry ingredients are just moistened. Divide batter into pans.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pans or on wire rack for 10 minutse. Turn loaves out and cool completely.

*When I make it again I will slice 2 cups and puree 2 cups. I think it will give the loaf a more strawberry flavor rather than bread flavor with bites of strawberries.

4 cups apples, sliced & peeled
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 box “In Your Oven” for Pork
1/3 C. sugar
4 lean pork chops

Place apples in a well greased 9×9 dish. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly on apples. Prepare pork chops as directed on package (shake with seasoning in bag). Arrange pork chops over apples and bake, uncovered for 45 mins at 375.

To freeze: Line baking dish with foil. Prepare as directed (but do not bake). Secure another sheet of foil and fold all sides. Freeze and then remove baking dish. Thaw for 24 hours in fridge. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 375.