May 19, 2013

strawberry {blood orange} olive oil bread



Hubs is back after spending the weekend out of town.  Next week he'll be the best man for one of his best friends and had to celebrate his "bachelorhood".  So, I had to entertain myself.  I was kind of dreading it, seeing how it was the first time I would be staying at our house alone with the pup.

But in reality it wasn't so bad.  I honestly don't think I turned on the TV once all weekend.  It was nice and peaceful.  I worked in the yard, read a non-work related book, did last minute wedding reception prep at my parents', and cooked and baked more than I had in quite a while. 


Not that I didn't miss hubs.  I did.  But it was a hit-the-reset-button kind of weekend.  It gave me the time and space to process...life.

And, best of all, I got the opportunity to play with another Eventide delight.  I've been using more and more olive oil in bakery and figured the delicious blood orange olive oil deserved to be put to good use.  Strawberries and blood oranges?  Yes, please!!


Strawberry {Blood Orange} Olive Oil Bread
Recipe adapted from taste and tell
Makes 2 loaves

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 c strawberries (I used frozen)
  • 1 c olive oil (I used Eventide's blood orange olive oil, but lemon olive oil would be great here too!!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two loaf pans and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, blend together the frozen or fresh strawberries, olive oil, vanilla and eggs until smooth (like a thick smoothie, but don't drink it!).  In a big bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.  Add the strawberry puree mixture to the dry ingredients and stir it just until everything is combined.

Divide the batter into the two loaf pans and bake them for about an hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before carefully removing them so they can cool completely on a wire rack.




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