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Strawberry Loaf

Hello!

My tryst with fresh fruits continues with the strawberry loaf I tried today. The best way to use up fruits that are not disappearing at the rate you would ideally like it to! 🙂 With kids in the house, I always hope for them to have fruits everyday. But such is not the case. Oh well! One can wish and hope atleast!

So. With all the strawberries in the fridge, I found this recipe to be the best and fastest way to use them all up! Went back to my trusted Reader’s Digest 1001 Cakes and made this in a jiffy! 🙂

strawberry loaf

 

Difficulty level – easy

You will need –

1 1/3 cup – flour

1/3 cup – cornflour (I did not have cornflour and so used plain flour so 1 2/3 cups flour with my try)

1 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – baking soda

1/4 tsp – salt

Sift all these together and keep aside.

1 cup – unsalted butter, room temp

1 cup – castor sugar

2 – eggs, room temp, separated into yolks and whites

2 tsp – vanilla

3/4 cup – milk, room temp

5 oz. – strawberry puree

chopped strawberries, optional

Beat the butter till light and add the sugar and beat again.

Add the yolks and vanilla and beat well. Add the puree and beat to incorporate into batter.

(Puree – lightly chop the berries and add a couple of tsps of sugar and process till smooth. Strain through a sieve and keep aside.)

In another bowl, beat the egg whites till stiff and keep aside.

Add the flour to the batter and mix well. Immediately, gently fold in the egg whites till mixed well. Add the chopped berries, if using, and mix well.

Grease a loaf tin and pour the batter into it. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 45-55 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack.

I made some extra puree and used it as a syrup for the cake. Was low on sugar but we liked the tangy taste 🙂 You are welcome to add sugar as the cake by itself is a bit low on sugar.

strawberry loaf 1

 

Was a lovely touch with the puree and gave a refreshing taste!

strawberry loaf 2

 

As you can see….all gone! 🙂 The texture of the cake is so soft and springy that its amazing!

Hope you have had a great start to the new year! Tks for stopping by! 🙂

 

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting

Hey Ho!

Its time for baking and I managed to click some pictures before my bakes disappeared! The trick is to bake when the kids are in school so that they are not waiting to pounce on trays as they come out of the oven! 🙂

My kids are high on watching Junior Masterchef (Australia) on tv and my little one wanted to bake something. He picked out this recipe from my to-do list and we gave it a go last week. They came out so well that the kids wanted a bigger batch 🙂 And so here goes – vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting! The recipe is from browneyedbaker.com – sure winner!

Ta da!

You will need –

1 1/2 cups – plain flour

1 1/2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – salt

1 cup – castor sugar

1/2 cup – butter, soft, room temp

1/2 cup – sour cream (I used plain thick yoghurt)

1 – large egg (room temp)

2 – egg yolks (yes…a bit eggy :), room temp)

1 1/2 tsp – vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Line muffin tray with paper liners or your silicon moulds.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.

Cream the butter till light. Add the eggs and beat till well combined. Add the sugar and beat together.

Add the vanilla and sour cream/yoghurt. Beat till all is well combined and smooth.

Add the flour mix and slowly fold in. Will be a thick batter.

Spoon batter into your moulds and bake for 20-25 minutes. My convection oven took 20 mins and my regular oven took 25 minutes. So keep an eye out on the browning.

When done, remove from the muffin tray and let cool completely.

Frosting

Soft butter, seived icing sugar, strawberry puree

For the puree, I processed some strawberries with a couple of teaspoons of sugar. I then strained it to keep out lumps and seeds.

Cream the butter well till nice and light. Add the sugar and beat well till well combined. Add the puree spoonful at a time, so that you keep track of the consistency of your frosting.

What say you? Pretty chuffed with the piping 🙂

 

 

So there it is. Have a go and do let me know how it turned out for you!

Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂

 

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