Sunday, August 24, 2014

Strawberry (or Peach) Cream Cheese Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinse, dried and chopped (or peaches)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. I use "Pam for Baking."  Use an electric mixer to cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.  In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Blend flour mixture with butter mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk and only stir until just combined; do not over mix  Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick.  Bake in a 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes

Comments:  This recipe came to me from Author Mary Kennedy.  As most of you know by now, I always change something.  In this case I used peaches instead of strawberries simply because that is what I had on hand.  It worked perfectly!  Can't wait to try this with other fruit such as blueberries and blackberries. This bread is getting raving reviews from my Food Testers.

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