Strawberry and Banana bread – My 100th post + A Lovely blogger award

Delicious Strawberry and banana bread
Delicious Strawberry and banana bread

wpid-wp-1423507920016.jpegStrawberries 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 dive 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….

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Green tea.... Tea is liquid peace, comfort, goodness and joy.
Green tea….
Tea is liquid peace,
comfort, goodness and joy.

 

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

Method:

  1. Heat the butter on medium heat or in a microwave until golden brown.(pass through strainer if there are any blackened bits)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180° c
  3. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf tin. Line with a butter paper.
  4. Add sugar to the butter and whisk well on medium speed.
  5. Add eggs and whisk well.
  6. Add mashed bananas, vanilla,salt and buttermilk.Combine.
  7. Sift the flour and soda together. Add to the batter.
  8. Chop each strawberry into two. Toss them with sugar.
  9. Add strawberries to the bread batter and mix lightly. Make sure they don’t get mashed up.
  10. 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.
  11. Now the most important step. Having patience. Let it cool before you slice it up.

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Notes:

  • 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)


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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

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. I love the sight and  smell of books.
  3. Blogging has become my passion now.
  4. I miss my French pen friend Sara. I lost touch with her when I got married.
  5. 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.
  6. Butterscotch is my favorite flavor.
  7. I can’t resist the aroma of a cake baking in an oven.

The Nominations:

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.

  1. Julie @Hostess at Heart
  2. Naina@SpiceintheCity
  3. Elaine@foodbod
  4. Lili@lili’scakes
  5. Justine@Eclecticoddsandsods
  6. Thebrookcook
  7. CookingwithAuntjuju.com
  8. Jhuls@Thenotsocreativecook
  9. Vidya@Traditionallymodernfood
  10. Linda@Lapetitepaniere
  11. Fae@Fae’sTwistandtango
  12. Loretta@safariofthemind
  13. Wanderingstoryteller
  14. Selma@Selma’stable
  15. Radhika@mytrystwithbaking

 

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Delicious Strawberry and banana bread

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87 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    Congrats on your award, skd!!
    This bread sounds delicious – love strawberry and banana together! Your beautiful photos are tempting me to get baking so I can sample the deliciousness!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot Nancy 🙂 The bread turned out real moist and delicious . Worth trying 🙂

      Like

  2. story teller says:

    I’m from hyderabad too!!! 😀

    Okay now to the important question, when can i drop in for breakfast/brunch/lunch/coffee/dinner/mid night snack? 😛 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thats awesome. Whenever you want to lol 😀

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      1. story teller says:

        Haha 😀 Such super talented people in my city, yet no french style cafe?! 😦

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      2. skd says:

        Yeah. Thats sad. But I guess we can’t have enough of our own cuisine

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      3. story teller says:

        Chalo aap restaurant open karo hyderabad mai and i will end up visiting it every single day! 😀

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      4. skd says:

        I would love to. At least a dessert shop ( now that I have at least one friendly regular customer 😉 ) . Wishhh!! Sigh!!!

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      5. story teller says:

        Ah!! Desserts are yum! So is cheese!!! 😀
        Have been planning to go to flury’s and labonel since long! Maybe will treat myself to some valentine’s special cake 😛

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      6. skd says:

        Yumm. .enjoy dear ☺

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  3. Lety C says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post and you award, you do have a lovely blog! you come up with different interesting recipes! keep up! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Lety ☺for all your encouragement. It means a lot to me.

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  4. Lovely images. Congratulations on your recognition.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for encouraging me always ☺

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  5. andy says:

    congrats on your 100th post and the blog award 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Andy ☺

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  6. Dana Fashina says:

    Wooohooo congratulations!!
    I like the smell of books too. Library books are the best 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Yeah ☺Glad someone shares my likes. I thought I was strange lol

      Like

      1. Dana Fashina says:

        It only gets a little weird when you do that deep inhale, you know the one I’m talking about.
        The one you do when you think no ones looking.
        😀

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      2. skd says:

        I almost got a shock after reading your first line. You know why right? Haha.

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  7. Love this combination, that banana bread looks so moist! I agree strawberries are everywhere, i am using them in my next post too 🙂 Congrats on the award and thank you so much for the nomination!!

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    1. skd says:

      The bread really was very moist. Even the next day. And thanks for your warm wishes. You deserve it dear ☺

      Like

  8. Malar says:

    Congrats on your 100th post and award SKD 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear 🙂

      Like

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy ☺

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  9. Congrats!! The bread looks delish too 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺It was very tasty indeed

      Like

  10. Corina says:

    IT looks lovely and tasty – so moist with the banana in the mixture too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank You Corina ☺ I think the banana as weĺl as the butter milk in the batter did the trick. The cake was very moist and delicious.

      Like

  11. varinaj says:

    100 posts! Congratulations!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺

      Like

  12. Congrats on the award, well deserved and your loaf is so beautiful, moist and delicious. Also really love your tea cup and pot.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂 The loaf really turned out tastier than I expected.

      Like

  13. Lori says:

    Congrats Skd! And this sounds good! By the way, I love butterscotch too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lori ☺ 🍨💕💕

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  14. Fazal says:

    Congratulations SKD for the blog award
    Also nice to know that you are from India and that too from Hyderabad.You must be a master chef in 7 star hotel.All your dishes are exclusive.You must plan for an exhibition

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    1. muthahar says:

      Congratulations Skd.for the award.
      Nice to hear that you are from Hyd iam also in hyd inshallah we can meet you and taste your delicious dishes

      Liked by 1 person

      1. skd says:

        Thank you so much ☺ You can drop in anytime I am in Hyderabad to taste my dishes

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ for your encouragement. I am not even a chef lol 😀. I just cook for my family .But thanks again for all the appreciation.

      Like

  15. Lili says:

    Lovely looking cake and teapot! 🙂 And congratulations on your award! Also, thank you for thinking of me for a nomination! I’m touched and hope to get doing all the related stuff some time next week… ‘Lovely blog’ is such a nice name too! Thanks again and congrats! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Lili ☺ And of course you deserve the nomination. You have a lovely blog.

      Like

  16. Congratulations! A lovely award and your 100th post and a fabulous cake! Wow!
    And thank you so much for including me in your awards list x x x

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Elaine ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Sonal Kalra says:

    Congratulations on the 100th post and the blogger award! Many more to come 😊 The combo sounds delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sonal ☺ The sweetness of the bananas and the tang in the strawberries made a beautiful combination

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  18. First of all big congrats 🙂 Your bread as well looks amazing, there are lots of banana and strawberry recipes out now i need to buy in large stock slol.

    Secondly thank you sooo much for nominating me that is so lovely. I love the way you describe wherey ou were brought up, i really want to just teleport there to see the sights and smells. Your answers were heartwarmingly honest x

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Justine ☺You màde my day. You must visit Hyderabad some time. You will fall in love with the warmth and charm of the place.
      And secondly you so deserve the award. I always wonder how you manage to do so many things at the same time.

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      1. I would soooooo fall in love with it. I am attempting a two hour flight this year so you never know hehe x

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      2. skd says:

        Anytime dear. The doors of Hyderabad and my home always open for you ☺

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  19. Congratulations on your 100th post and the passion you have for blogging! I am honored to be among so many bloggers for this award from you! Strawberries coming out each year give me hope that spring will soon be on the horizon. I guess they are my hope berry. Your bread looks so moist and flavorful. Yum!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for the kind words Julie. It is the encouragement from you and all my blogger friends that has made blogging a pleasant experience for me. You are a lovely person and it reflects on your blog. Thanks again ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. We do have such a remarkable support group of friends. Thank you skd for your kindness.

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  20. Sounds and looks wonderful. I love strawberry season.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Rebekah ☺

      Like

  21. Congrats for the 100 th post:-) what a delicious cake to celebrate the occassion and thanks for the award

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Vidya ☺ Your kitty is full of big awards and accolades. I know this one is no where in comparison. But a small token of my appreciation.

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  22. Congratulations, SKD, for the 100th post and for Lovely Blog Award!!!
    Thank you very much for thinking of me and the nominations. ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Fae ☺ I am a big fan of your lovely blog. I know you have many awards on your shelf but this is a small token of my appreciation.

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  23. Loretta says:

    Thanks Skd for the Lovely Blog award – I think it is a great way to know more about the folks we are in contact with via blogging. Congrats too on your 100th post, that was quite a milestone I’m sure. Do you still live in Hyderabad? I can’t wait to get to mine, but it will take a while. Your bread looks real moist, and with the addition of the strawberries, I’m sure it’s a winner! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta for your kind words and warm wishes. It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful community and to know lovely people like you. Yes, right now I am in Hyderabad. Do plan a trip for Hyderabad. I will be your tour guide lol. And I am sure you will love the warmth and charm of this place. I took more than a year to get to my 100th post. Actually I enjoy surfing around all your lovely blogs and get to learn so many new things. Thanks again for all the encouragement 🙂

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      1. Loretta says:

        I was born in Mumbai SKD, but really don’t know much about India as my family left when I was 3 years old. So, I do learn a lot from bloggers like yourself who write about India. 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Oh! That’s really interesting. You must make a tour to India Loretta. Mumbai is the Hollywood of India and Hyderabad is the IT capital. Every city in India is rich in culture and uniquely different from the other.

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  24. aj vosse says:

    Mmmmm… this one I will have to try! The strawberry option sounds great!

    Here’s a few other ideas for you to try…
    https://bbanb.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/banana-berry-loaf/

    😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you. I will hop over and have a look 🙂

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  25. wow that bread looks amazing! and well done on your award!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear for all the encouragement. It keeps me going 🙂

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  26. Lily says:

    Your strawberry banana bread looks deliciously moist, I absolutely love strawberries and bananas together, definitely going to try this, thanks for sharing:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lily. The combination worked really well ☺

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  27. Arl's World says:

    Your bread looks wonderful! Congrats on your award! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arl for your encouragement 💕

      Like

  28. Aquileana says:

    Yummy!!!~ Congrats on the award, well deserved, SKD!~ Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Amalia, or Achilles tendon for the good wishes. It means a lot to me.

      Like

  29. thebrookcook says:

    Congrats on your award!! & Thank you SO much for including me on your list!! ❤ Josette

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear 🙂 Your blog is so lovely. It deserves this and many more awards 💕

      Liked by 1 person

  30. dmariebates says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post and the award. Your recipe looks wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your warm wishes. It means a lot to me ☺

      Like

  31. Rose Red says:

    I guess it is time to stop being lazy about making the metric conversations….because I MUST make this. 🙂 delicious and hard to look at without tasting.

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    1. skd says:

      I am sure you will fall in love with the result. It is a very aromatic and flavorful bread besides being delicious that is. Go ahead and give it a shot.

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  32. radhikasethi says:

    Congratulations dear on your 100th post as well as the award! You truly are a lovely blogger. 🙂 Thanks so much for the nomination. I’m honoured!
    I love your strawberry loaf and the tea set!! Awesome 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      It’s my pleasure that I am a part of such a wonderful community . Thank you for the motivation ☺ and the warm wishes.

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