I imagine it was sort of similar the first time a farmer opened his fields for a U-pick operation. “Really? People would pay me, and do the labor? City folk, no less? Sure. Who’d fall for that?”
Fine, I’m a sucker.
But I’m a sucker snacking on some really yummy strawberry bread…
This recipe is adapted fromEveryday Food (http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/strawberry-bread). Yes, Everyday Food. Perhaps this is evidence that Martha Stewart is not, in fact, the devil? (Ok, and how awesome is it that the favicon on that site is a little a picture of her face? I mean, not even Oprah tries to pull that off!)
(makes 1 loaf of about 10 decent-sized slices)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 cups strawberries, rinsed, hulled, quartered, and mashed
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or baking/pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
slightly less than 1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour.
Fold in reserved strawberries.