Monday, June 27, 2011

RECIPE: Strawberry-Almond Bread with Strawberry Sauce

2 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
3 cups cake flour, sifted
1 cup sugar, granulated
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Put the chopped strawberries in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In the bowl of a mixer, add the eggs, oil and vanilla and mix on low. Slowly add the dry ingredients. When thoroughly combined, remove the bowl and fold in the strawberries and almonds with a spatula.

Bake in a bread pan greased with butter or oil.

This bread is not terribly sweet, so I serve it with a fresh strawberry sauce. To make this, simply chop fresh strawberries, cook them until they have totally broken down, and add the amount of sweetener that suits your tastes. Let it cool completely before using.

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