1 pint fresh strawberries, diced
3 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon almond or orange extract
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, mix vegetable oil, eggs and extract. Add wet ingredients to dry mixture, stirring gently to blend, then fold in strawberries and pecans. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans.
Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until bread tests done. Makes 2 loaves.
Date: Aug. 4, 2002