Strawberries are in season. They are every where. Fruit vendors, ,markets,street stalls, kiosks in malls, vegetable vendors every where just every where.Every time I step out of my home , they are almost like waving out to me ‘Take us home, will ya?’
And take them home I did. Strawberry smoothies, yogurts, milk shakes,salads, tried this and tried that. Now I wanted to try something else.Muffins?? Souffle?? or “Bread”!! Yes bread. Strawberry Bread. Or even better “Strawberry and Banana Bread”. A warm slice of Strawberry and banana bread with a cup of hot green tea…mmmm..sounds tempting.Right? Go ahead and bake it. You won’t regret you did. The aroma wafting out of the oven while your bread is baking is to di
ve for. Mark my words. Your kids are going to remember this fondly long after they have grown up and you have grown old. Am I over doing with the marketing bit? 🙂
But, I meant every word of it.Enjoy the recipe and the pictures, while I warm up a slice of this delicious bread left over from yesterday, in the microwave and make myself a cup of hot green tea to celebrate my 100th post. A big thank you to each and every one reading this for encouraging me with your likes and kind comments. Please continue to do so….
Recipe: Strawberry and Banana Bread
What you need:
- 115 g butter
- 280 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup strawberries
- 3 overripe bananas
- 320 g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 4 tsp. sugar to toss the strawberries
- Heat the butter on medium heat or in a microwave until golden brown.(pass through strainer if there are any blackened bits)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180° c
- Grease a 9×5 inch loaf tin. Line with a butter paper.
- Add sugar to the butter and whisk well on medium speed.
- Add eggs and whisk well.
- Add mashed bananas, vanilla,salt and buttermilk.Combine.
- Sift the flour and soda together. Add to the batter.
- Chop each strawberry into two. Toss them with sugar.
- Add strawberries to the bread batter and mix lightly. Make sure they don’t get mashed up.
- Pour this mix into the loaf tin and bake for 80 to 90 minutes until the skewer when inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Now the most important step. Having patience. Let it cool before you slice it up.
- My loaf tin was slightly smaller due to which the batter rose a little bit out of the tin. Didn’t make any difference except that the outer edge was a little bit crusty. But my family liked the crusty part.
- You can add walnuts or pecans if you like.
- If you think the top is browning quickly, cover it loosely with aluminium foil.
(Recipe courtesy: Betty Crocker)
I am taking my warm, delicious Strawberry and banana bread for my Fiesta Friday friends. It is party time again @The Novice Gardener. This week our gracious host Angie will have two awesome co-hosts Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @birgerbird. Come along and enjoy….
One Lovely Blogger Award
It came as a pleasant surprise to me when I was nominated for this lovely award by a very young and lovelier blogger friend Dana. She hosts a wonderful site booquepress.com . Her blog features mini series and wandering thoughts of things she loves…compiled texts with imagery of food, restaurants, travel, film, fashion and lifestyle. Please do visit her blog.
The Rules for Accepting the One Lovely Blog Award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.
Thank you Dana for considering me worthy of this award. I am overwhelmed yet humbled.
7 Things you may not know about me:
- I was brought up in Hyderabad. The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces,of pearls,bangles and diamonds endearingly called the Pearl City. Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, forts,palaces, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums,software parks to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. To the traveler, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colorful years.It is the IT destination of the country.Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015 as published in the annual guide of ‘Traveler’ magazine of National Geographic.
- I love the sight and smell of books.
- Blogging has become my passion now.
- I miss my French pen friend Sara. I lost touch with her when I got married.
- I did a lot of fabric painting,glass painting,oil painting, ceramic 3D art,crocheting,knitting,candle making,poster making,craft work,pot painting.Now my daughter has inherited my love for all these from me.
- Butterscotch is my favorite flavor.
- I can’t resist the aroma of a cake baking in an oven.
I can’t pick from my big number of friends who deserve this award. And most of them have already been nominated for this one.
- Julie @Hostess at Heart
Delicious Strawberry and banana bread