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Monday, March 22, 2010

Strawberry Bread



This recipe has been in my draft for long now.So, thought it would be better if it gets some sunshine.
Strawberry loaf/bread is adapted from Here .

Strawberry Bread
Recipe requirements
½ cup of butter
2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
3 eggs
½ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
½ cup of yogurt
½ cup of shelled pistachios
1 cup of chopped strawberry

Method
Cream together buter and sugar. Add egg one at a time mixing in well.
Add vanilla extract to the above. Add in yogurt also. Mix in gently.
In a separate bowl, gently sift flour,salt,baking powder,baking soda,cinnamon powder.
Now add the flour mixture and the egg+butter+sugar +yogurt mixture alternately upto 2 -3 times till the yogurt mixture is finished.
Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 deg celsius.
Gently fold in shelled and coarsely chopped pistachios and strawberry to above mixed batter.
In a prepared loaf tin, scrap the batter in to it and bake it for 1 hr no less than that.
Note
I have used shelled pistachios in place of walnuts and plain yogurt in place of sour cream.

And I have used approx 3/4 cup of chopped strawberries.
And they flew away leaving behind a smiling face.
Happy Cooking
Updated
My deep condolence for the victims and their families ,who lost their precious life in a terrible fire at Park Street in Kolkata yesterday. Stephens Court reminds me of Flury’s a confectionery house where we used to go on weekends sometimes.
My hubby‘s close friend and colleague’s sister’s BIL was one of the victim of this terrible fire at park street. That poor guy only checked in his office at 1.30 p.m. and the fire broke at 2 p.m.Isn’t it was destiny or what else? If he could have chosen to stay back home, his life and his near n dear ones life, might have been different today.

17 comments:

  1. I love anything with srawberries and this cake just looks so so moist and yumm.

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  2. omaaa...etaa toh besh notun dhoroner bread. daruun hoyechhe dekhte Jaya. aami recipe naa podei bolchhii, ekbaar try ditei hobe!

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  3. The bread sure looks inviting!And Strawberries are an all-time favorite:)hope to try this out soon!

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  4. Darun hoyeche Jaya! I like the idea of substituting with curd ... tip ta kaaje debe because am so going to make this. :-)
    Albatross kothaye pele ... tumi ki beach ba harbour er kache thako?

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  5. Finla,
    I know you love strawberry :)

    Joyeeta,
    hain eyi recipe ta bhishon flexible , ami blueberry diye O baneachi seyita aro bhalo khete hoye ..try korbe bhalo lagbe.

    W3,
    I am sure you will love it.

    Sharmila,
    hain curd sub korlaam keno sour cream ta ekto beshi rich hoye , tobe India te jeyi doi hoye seyita thekhe eyikhan kaar doi onek alada .. jokhon yogurt ta egg+butter+sugar sathe mix korbe dekhebe curdle na kore jaye ....try korle janabe , India pherot eshe O eyita banate parbo tahole :)..
    hugs and smiles

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  6. I love strawberries and anything with strawberries:) and this bread looks so delicious:) Feel like having a slice now:)

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  7. Tomar reply'gulo porchhilam...you are absolutely right about the yoghurt and sour cream thing!Just the other day I baked a yoghurt and cashewnut cake(I hope to post it pretty soon) with french vanilla yoghurt and it turned out quite good!The original recipe had sour cream but I substituted it with yoghurt for the same reason as yours.Just a guess-maybe adding the yoghurt straight out of the freezer without letting it sit will prevent curdling...it actually worked for me that way:)

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  8. Rachana,

    thanks and yeah we really enjoyed eating it..

    W3,

    Although I used plain yogurt , but seyita curdle kore ni jokhon mix korchilaam ..kinto my worry rather curiosity is how this recipe will turn out with home made "tok doi" ( jeyita amra barite doi pati ,not store bought).and yes that may help while making this cake -making the yogurt to sit for some time :)..thanks for your valuable inputs :)..
    hugs and smiles

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  9. Glad to know that you liked my ChinBen chicken!;)Have put up my yogurt cake post I was talking about the other day!Do drop by sometime!

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  10. Tomar updated post'ta ekkhuni dekhlam...sorry to know about the loss.Park Street'er oi stretch'ta Kolkata sohorer ekta asset,aste aste shetao bodh hoy bileen hoye jete cholechhe,thik jemon notun naam niye jayga'ta onektai kemon oporichito lage ekhon.My condolences and thoughts for the bereaved family.

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  11. First time to your blog...Strawberry bread looks soft and delicious...

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  12. Mandira,

    thanks and how is Ameya doing :)..

    W3,

    sotti koto je memories chilo jora flury's er sathe ,jaag news e dekhlaam ,lokera jeyi rokom kore pran bachabaar jonno chesta korchilo dekhe bhishon koshto lagchilo , jiboner jeno kono daam neyi ..

    Tina,
    hi and warm welcome and I am glad you liked the bread..

    hugs and smiles

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  13. Strawberry bread is so fun and delish! Your's looks SO good!

    You have a very yummy blog!

    xoxo

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  14. unique recipes.. loved stuffed zucchini, bell pepper, beet pulav, strawberry bread and many more..
    Admirable work!
    Cheers,

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  15. OMG, tomader bondhu'r katha shune khub kharap lagche. Oi building e ki office o chilo ?

    Or khbu kachei TCS er notun(mane ekhon purono, amar shomoy notun) office ta na ?

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  16. Pam,
    Well it's a pleasure to have you here and thanks for your kind word.

    Uma,
    ah! thanks for liking the recipes here ..enjoy your stay here..

    Sandeepa,
    hain bodhaye , beshi kicho S jigesh kore ni detail e ,kenona ora ekto disturb ache ekhon , bojhte parchoto ...
    hugs and smiles

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