Tis’ the season for fresh fruit and strawberries are always a favorite. With a bounty of luscious fruit at our disposal I was excited to see this strawberry recipe from the Riverbench team:
Strawberry Bread with 2007 Riverbench Estate Pinot Noir
One of our staff members, Megan McDermott, brought this delicious cake to a staff meeting recently. Though desserts can be difficult to pair with wines, this was a mouth-watering combination with our Estate Pinot Noir! And since Santa Maria is so famous for its strawberries we couldn’t help but be thrilled.
• 1 ½ cups flour
• 1 cup sugar
• Pinch of salt
• ½ tsp. baking soda
• ½ tsp. baking powder
• 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
• ½ cup vegetable oil
• 2 eggs, beaten
• ½ tsp. almond extract
• ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
In another bowl, combine the oil, eggs, and almond extract. Add the strawberry chunks.
Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and pour batter into the pan. Bake for 1 hour or until done.
What’s your favorite strawberry recipe?