April 6, 2014

Strawberry Bread with Pink Glaze

On the Menu Today~
Strawberry Bread with Pink Glaze

Try this wonderful Strawberry Bread for your Easter Dinner.
The pink powdered sugar glaze gives this strawberry bread a festive touch.
Eating a slice of Strawberry Bread is like eating a slice of Spring.

Strawberry Bread with Pink Glaze

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries mashed (1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze:
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk, plus additional if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few drops red food coloring
Cooking Directions
  1. Glaze:
  2. Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and vanilla or almond extract. (Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until of drizzling consistency.) Add a few drops of red food coloring to tint pink. Stir well.
  3. Bread:
  4. Grease and lightly flour two 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans
  5. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on medium high speed for 4 to 5 minutes, until thick and lemon-colored. Add granulated sugar; beat about 1 minute longer. Add oil and almond or vanilla extract; beat just until combined. Fold in mashed strawberries. Set aside.
  6. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to strawberry mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350ยบ for 50 minutes for or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Loosen edges with a narrow metal spatula. Remove bread from pans; cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
  8. Unwrap bread, drizzle with pink powdered sugar glaze.
Strawberry, BreadEaster

Healthy Note: Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats from nuts may help lower blood cholesterol. But nuts are high in calories so keep portions small.
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