Strawberry Shortcake Bread
A sweet yeast bread made with strawberries and cream.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries
1/4 cup whipping or heavy cream
1 cup sliced strawberries
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- In a bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla, frozen strawberries (thawed), and cream. Stir in the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. Add sliced strawberries. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat, cover, and allow to rise until doubled; about 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down; form in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise again; about 1 hour.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is browned.
Makes 1 loaf.