Strawberry Bread

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh crushed or diced strawberries
  • Cream butter, sugar and extract until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks.
  • Sift the remaining dry ingredients. 
  • Add the sifted ingredients alternately with strawberries to creamed mixture. 
  • Beat whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into berry mixture. 
  • Grease a loaf pan and line with greased wax or brown paper. Place batter into pan. 
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven about 1 hour or tested done. 
  • Remove to rack to cool. Remove from pan after 15 minutes and let cool completely. 
  • Freezes well. Great as is or toasted and spread with cream cheese.

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