This wonderfully delicious sweet bread uses frozen strawberries, so it can be made any time of the year, but I thought it would be nice to honor their annual debut by posting this recipe now.
This makes a wonderful gift to give friends and family at Christmas, and it is always a hit at holiday parties!
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. sugar
2-10 oz. pkgs. frozen sliced strawberries (do not drain; add juice to batter)
1 1/4 c. oil
1 1/4 c. chopped pecans (optional)
Mix dry ingredients together.
Mix remaining ingredients and add to dry ingredients; stir carefully.
Turn batter into 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake at 350F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes; turn out onto cooling racks.
This recipe makes 2 large loaves or 3 small loaves (it rises quite a bit while cooking)