Sunday, 1 June 2008

Strawberry Bread and Sock Vote Tally!

The votes are in, and Jules wins! I'll be casting on for Jules in the next couple of days. Thanks everyone for helping me decide!

I've been wanting to bake this recipe ever since I saw it a week ago. Today was that day... I made Strawberry Bread.
Look at how pink the batter gets: And here's a shot of it just before it's baked: and then here's a shot of it after it comes out of the oven:The strawberry bread is basically like a banana bread, in terms of general baking time and recipe structure. It turned out perfectly, but I kept thinking that it would be even better as muffins instead of a loaf. And it would really shorten the baking time (one solid hour in the oven). That, and muffins mean maximum slivered almond consumption. Mmmmm. I will make this again, but in muffin form, and then tell myself it's a very nutritious snack while I devour several of them.
Let's get a close-up, shall we? Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

And since it's Self Portrait Sunday, Here is a shot I took (thank you timer function!) while I was licking the bowl and talking to my mom on the phone.... I haven't quite got the apprehension out of my face about having my photo taken, and that's something I really need to work on. But hey, it's still an accurate shot. Messy kitchen and all!

19 comments:

Sarah said...

That looks so yummy. I have a few devious friends who buy banana's with the intention of waiting until they are spotty beyond breakfast enjoyment and ask me to make banana bread which they finish within a day - two max.

I might have to give this a whirl. :D

yoel said...

Yum yum yum!!! What a great idea for strawberry season!

Phoe said...

Ooh, that looks yummy!

I like your picture too. :)

Adriana said...

It looks delish! I will definitely be making it as muffins soon.

Actually, I read your facebook status to my fiance last night and he asked if it was like banana bread, which inspired me to make a loaf. We both thank you for inspiring delicious things in our kitchen :)

Orchid on the Metro said...

Completely delicious- both you and the bread! Great picture this week x

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Yes please! I'll take a slice. Muffin or loaf, that wouldn't last two days in this house.

Love that action shot - long-live multitaskers! :)

angel said...

It looks yummy! I love how you put strawberry and almond together! My version is lemon and poppy seed. It's quite refreshing too!
angel
p.s. love your self portrait. :D

Ella said...

I am *SO* going to have to try that recipe - looks so yummy! I love me some bread. We actually quit buying store bread and make all our own now...and this is going on the list! Yummmmmmmm

Caeline said...

It looks so delicious! I have to make some now... I just got more hungry. @_@ You look great. :)

granny said...

we sell strawberry, lemon, basil muffins at my work and i had one today for the first time. they are SO good. the insides of them look like your bread but with little green specks. :)

Reckless Glue said...

sooooo hungry!

Hilary said...

Mmmmm....must have strawberry bread now! If there were an oven here at work, I would be looking up a recipe and making that immediately.

Steph said...

Oh great. Now I'm going to have to make some strawberry bread. Hey, maybe I could make banana-strawberry bread? Oh the possibilities!

Love the Hacho. Can't wait to see the socks! Always go with your namesake pattern. That way you can say they were named after you.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

that looks like lovely bread. I should try that...

CanarySanctuary said...

Oh wow, that looks good. I never would have thought of strawberry bread. Thanks for linking the recipe here. I know what I'll be baking next!

Ilix said...

Okay, sold on trying out the bread! That looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing that link!

Kimberly said...

Oh yum-Isn't it about right that I'm on a diet right now? That looks so good.
Your picture is soo cute. :-)
I've tagged you on my blog.
Hugs,
Kim

Henna said...

MMMM I'm such a sucker for recipies of all kinds, and strawberry bread! I mean what more can you say but just exclaim it until you make it and eat it up. Yummy, I'll let you know when I try this out for myself!

Ilix said...

Yumm, I made some last night. It is perfect with a nice cup of tea! Thanks again!