Thursday, May 2, 2013

Strawberry Lime Cake

Strawberry Lime Bread

It's snowing on the first of May, so I'll give a go at tricking the day. Come on Strawberry Lime bread, bring some summer and sunshine on over to Colorado! My mother has a lime addiction, and I have a gallon of strawberries to use up, so I've experimented with altering a favorite recipe of mine Banana Bread by Elise Bauer


Bread mixture
-1/3 cup oil
-2/3 cup agave nectar
-1 egg
-Pinch of salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 1/2 cups flour
Strawberry mixture
-2 cups strawberries
-1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
-2 to 3 tbsp coconut flour (corn starch or flour will do!)

Preheat oven to 350. 
For the bread mixture-
In a large bowl, combine oil, agave, and egg. Mix well. Add in in salt and baking soda. Stir in the flour being careful not to overbeat. Set aside.
For the strawberry mixture-
On the stove, let the strawberries and lime juice simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat about five minutes. With a whisk, mix in the coconut flour or any other starch to thicken the mixture. Add only 1/2 a tablespoon at a time. When the mixture reaches the consistency of apple sauce, set it to the side to cool for ten minutes. 
With a spatula, add half of the bread to the strawberry mixture and slowly combine. 
Butter an 8x4 inch loaf pan. Pour in the strawberry-bread mixture. With the remaining half of the bread mixture, plop small spoons of it into the same pan. Using a knife, make some zigzags back and forth in the loaf pan to give the two mixes a marbleized effect. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. 
Camilla Gronstedt