2 cups chopped strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil (yes, ONE CUP – but this recipe is for TWO loaves)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
In a small bowl, toss strawberries with sugar; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together eggs and oil.

Add pecans and strawberries.

Add strawberry mixture to dry ingredients.

Pour into prepared loaf pans.

Bake for 1 hour, or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Serve with strawberry butter.

Strawberry Butter

2 TBSP powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 strawberries, hulled and finely chopped

Mix the powdered sugar and butter together until smooth.

Fold in the strawberries.

Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.


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