I found this recipe on The Country Cook Blog. She has lots of recipes and this one looked good. I did make a very small loaf of the bread which I want to give to our mailman today.
The only thing I changed in the recipe -I used vanilla yogurt in place of sour cream and it worked out well. I did add a tad of vanilla also.
An idea I had with the strawberry tops- this would be a great base for a strawberry shortcake! Add your berries and some whipped cream and you have a tasty treat.
1/2 C unsalted butter
3/4 C white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 C AP flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1 tsp.ground cinnamon
1/2 C sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1/2 C walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 1/2 C chopped fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pan on middle rack. Since I didn't make a loaf and had my new muffin top pan, I greased the bottom of it with butter.Didn't flour bottom.
1-Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time ( Hint- I always have the eggs come to room temp before using them) beating well after each one is added.Add vanilla extract. Scrape down sides if needed.
2- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon ( I prefer Saigon cinnamon).
3- Mix on low, add flour mixture ( in 3 additions) and sour cream ( I used the vanilla yogurt-2 additions) alternately,starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined.
4- Gently fold in chopped strawberries and walnuts.
5- I baked them about 18-20 min. Please note- each oven is different. If I make this in Florida the oven is hotter and will bake these faster