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strawberry cream cheese bread

This bread is to. die. for. If you’ve never baked with fresh strawberries before, you are totally missing out! When mixed into a bread or cake, they turn into soft little pockets of sweet and tangy strawberry jam. I’ve already shared my favorite strawberry summer cake recipe, which I make all the time, but this bread is a tough competitor for my favorite fresh strawberry recipe. It’s super simple and easy to make, it tastes amazing, and the texture is perfectly moist while still feeling light. I followed the recipe pretty closely, except that I added closer to two cups of chopped strawberries. I also baked it in four mini loaf pans instead of a full size loaf pan. I shared some with my neighbor yesterday, and she dubbed it life changing! Make it today, so it can change your life too!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread
My Baking Addiction

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinsed, dried and chopped

Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla. In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend flour mixture with butter mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined; do not over mix. Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick. Bake in a 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

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  1. I can't say for sure, because I don't own a bread machine and haven't ever used one, but my instinct would be no. Because it's a quick bread, and doesn't have any yeast, it doesn't really need a rise time. Also, I would be afraid that the bread machine would over-mix it and crush all the strawberries. It's super quick to mix together anyway, so I would suggest doing it outside the bread machine. If you do try it, though, let me know how it works!

  2. This was OK. It needed more flavour though, maybe a hint of cinnamon? Also, I felt the baking soda/powder ratio was off as the loaves and muffins didn't quite raise as well as they should have. I doubled this, made two loaves and a dozen muffins. They were good but definitely lacking some flavour. Will try again with some modifications.

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