Penny's Passion: Let's Make Strawberry Bread

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Let's Make Strawberry Bread

Today on Thinking Out Loud Thursday, I'm thinking about the loaf of strawberry bread I made over the weekend.  It looked so scrumptious when it was finished!  We made this bread last year for Easter and I've been wanting to make it again.  On Sunday, I made a loaf for a friend and now I'm dying to make it again for Eric and me to enjoy.  I thought you'd like to make a loaf for yourself and enjoy it too!

I originally found this recipe over on Pinterest from Tastes of Lizzy T.  There are tons of great recipes on her site, so make sure to bounce over there and check them all out.

Here's What You Need
for the Bread
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups diced strawberries (about 12 large strawberries)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place your diced strawberries in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of flour.  

In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix the two bowls together and stir until just combined.  Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.  

Pour the bread batter into a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.  You'll know it's done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  I had to bake my loaf closer to the 55-minute side.

Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove it and let it cool on a wire rack.  

Here's What You Need
for the Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup finely diced strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream

While your bread is cooling, you can make the glaze.  Combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced strawberries, and vanilla extract in a bowl.  Add in the heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon at a time.  One tablespoon might be enough, but if your glaze is too thick, add in a second one.  

Make sure your loaf is completely cooled before spreading the glaze on top.  Last Easter when I made this, I was a little too impatient and put it on too soon.  Let's just say it turned out much prettier this time!

I used a few of the extra strawberries to make a garnish for the top, but the loaf is definitely pretty enough without it!

This loaf got packaged up and given to a friend, but it won't be long before I make another one for us!

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  1. I have fallen for the trick of spreading glaze too soon! So important to wait till the baked good is ready!

  2. We usually enjoy our strawberries raw, but maybe it is time to make this bread...thanks for hosting, have a great week ahead.

  3. This looks so good!! I have made strawberry bread before but never thought of topping it with a yummy glaze. Pinned.

  4. Your bread looks so good! Thanks for the recipe to make it.

  5. Your bread looks delicious! Thank you for hosting this party!

    Have a great week!


  6. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I had to pin this! I think it would taste amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up with us this week. #HomeMattersParty