Strawberry Cream Cheese Quick Bread

strawberry cream cheese quick bread

Secret Recipe Club… time to expand our food blog horizons!

This month we were assigned “The Weekend Gourment” – a blog filled with mouth watering recipes presented by Wendy Wofford-Garcia. Wendy is a native Texan with a passion for cooking who shares her love of food, good wine, and restaurants on her blog with a easy-to-read flair. Wendy often reviews products that are unique and sound tasty- a great way to introduce her readers to new items they might not have considered trying before! Her featured items always are accompanied by a great looking recipe that will make your mouth water.

Enter one Strawberry Cream Cheese Quick Bread.

Some days you want something more than a muffin, but don’t have the time to wait for a yeast bread to rise. Oh how I love quick breads! Wendy serves her version with a strawberry butter which sounds fantastic. We didn’t get that far and ended up eating the bread “plain” (if you can call a lemon zested, strawberry infused, cream cheese layered quick bread “plain”)! When zesting the lemons (yes, lemons- the recipe calls for 2) Rachel and I both thought that it looked like a lot of zest. But in it went. And a good thing too! The resulting bread was definitely kicked up a notch with the strawberries and lemons playing together nicely. And the cream cheese layer- you can NEVER go wrong with a cream cheese layer!

Our bread didn’t layer particularly well, but this was not a problem at all. It still tasted great! The bread was very moist, thanks to those delicious strawberries so when you try it, be sure to flour the pan well to keep it from getting stuck.

This recipe is a keeper! Thanks Wendy!

PS – If you’re considering this recipe, or already made it, you should also consider our Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread recipe. It’s another favorite of ours.

strawberry cream cheese quick bread

Strawberry Cream Cheese Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • For Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T strawberry jam
  • 1 eggs1
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • For the bread:
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and lightly flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Make the cream cheese layer by using a mixer to combine the following ingredients: 6 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 tbs. strawberry jam, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup sugar. Set aside in the fridge while you make the batter.
  2. Combine the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl: 1 stick melted butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, the zest of two lemons, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Whisk well to combine.
  3. Add 1/3 cup milk, 1.5 cups flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon to the wet mixture. Whisk well to combine. Carefully fold 1 cup chopped strawberries into the batter.
  4. Add half of the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture down the center. Top with the remaining batter and smooth carefully. Use a butter knife to swirl the batter and cream cheese.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the loaf is golden and a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. After the bread has cooked, let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack for at least an hour. To serve, slice with a sharp serrated knife. The bread is moist, with pieces of strawberry and a ribbon of strawberry-flavored cream cheese.
  7. After the bread has cooked, let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack for at least an hour. To serve, slice with a sharp serrated knife. The bread is moist, with pieces of strawberry and a ribbon of strawberry-flavored cream cheese.
http://thekeenancookbook.com/dessert/strawberry-cream-cheese-quick-bread

Recipe from: The Weekend Gourmet

 


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