I used splenda baking blend and baked in a 9 inch round pan. It was done in 35 min. It is a dry sort of bread not moist like usual fruit breads. I am not sure if it is because of the changes I made. But I will not be making this again.
A lovely, moist tea bread where none of the ingredients overwhelm each other but rather compliment each other. Since I am on a low cholesterol diet, I had to substitute 1/2 cup cholesterol-free liquid egg for the eggs and instead of using a square of chocolate, I blended together 3 tbsp. of cocoa with an extra tablespoon of vegetable oil but none of this detracted from the taste. My husband loved it! I will definitely make this again.
A critical test team consisting of 1 Italian, 7 Swiss and 1 from Holland tasted this chocolate-strawberry bread. The overall opinion was three stars. The opinions differed considerably: from two to five stars.
What a creative use of the contest ingredients. I made this as directed but I felt it could have used more chocolate to enhance to flavour. Thanks for posting and good luck in the contest!
This a surprisingly tasty bread, especially warm with butter. Very nice with a cup of tea. It's amazing to me how the dates, chocolate and strawberries managed to blend together into this nice moist bread that didn't taste strongly of any of them. Anyway, we really enjoyed this - so 5 stars! Good luck with the contest.
a great snack for the kids. they loved it.
this bread was a very good tasting sweetbread. Nice and moist.Also the nuts where chopped fine,which I liked.You still get the pistachio taste.I liked the combination of dates and strawberries.Good bread. I liked the combination of dates,and strawberries
I tasted this bread as it came fresh out of the oven and thought...Wow, this is GREAT. I gobbled down 2 pieces and had to leave the house so I wouldn't eat the entire loaf. DD also said that it was 'good'...compliments are rare from her! You may wonder, then, why I am rating this recipe a 4 rather than 5 star....and the reason is that after the initial WOW no one ate it. I much preferred it hot than after it cooled.