Monday, November 2, 2009

Strawberry Bread

I had to really push myself to get going this morning. I've been going to bed late and paying for it the next day for about a week now. It's mostly because Stephen has been out late a lot recently working or seeing friends and not there to tell me to get to bed! Got to get some self-discipline I guess.

I made Stephen's lunch (as above), Willow some oatmeal (which I then put in the over-stuffed freezer to cool off for a bit and ended up having to clean it off the shelves and door because it had lost balance in there and fell). Did a quick tidy and laundry and then took Willow to babygym. The GPS had me going all over the place and I ended up being about 15 minutes late but fortunately did not have to do too much jumping around during this class. It was mostly the babies. She had a great time as usual and really showed progress with her listening and being still which is what I have been hoping to gain from it.

Afterward I was so hungry, I took us to Macdonald's and she played with another little girl in the playscape they had. She's getting so great at communicating with her little friends.

Last night while Stephen was out doing a wedding, I made strawberry bread from a recipe in one of my cookbooks. I sliced it up for freezing this morning and it was very moist and strawberry but I just wasn't all that impressed with it.I think it could be better with some changes so I'll include the recipe with my suggestions in italics.

Strawberry Bread

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups sugar
2 (10 ounce) cartons frozen strawberries, thawed (use bags of frozen, instead of tub strawberries so they dont come with all the slush. Also recommend chopping them up if they were as big as mine to avoid huge chunks of strawberry in your bread)
1 1/4 cups oil
4 eggs, beaten (could probably go with one less or try medium eggs instead of large)
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
With spoon make a “well” in dry ingredients, add strawberries, oil and eggs and mix well. Add food coloring and mix well.
Pour into 2 sprayed, floured loaf pans.
Bake for 1 hour.

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