Old Fashioned Strawberry Bread

"Original recipe came with my mom from Poland in 1912. I only added the allspice and walnuts to the recipe. Recipe won 3 Blue ribbons at the Los Angeles County Fair in 1963-67."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 loaf




  • Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Mix the milk, melted shortening and egg together and add to dry mixture.
  • Mix in strawberries, walnuts and drained raisins.
  • Pour into a greased 9"x5"x3" loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until tested done.
  • Remove pan from oven and cool on a wire rack, for 1 hour before cutting.

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  1. This is pretty good! I used the full amount of shortening and omitted the raisins as well. The bread is definitely quite moist and has a great texture, however, I was a little disappointed by the faint strawberry flavor. But even considering that, I'll likely be making it again, perhaps with a 1/4 cup more strawberries. Thanks!
  2. Wow this is almost better than banana bread; sooo moist and delicious! I used butter flavored shortening and omitted the raisins. I lightly mash the strawberries so there where some yummy strawberry chunks to bite into. 10 thumbs up!
  3. What a great recipe!! The flavor and texture of this strawberry bread is wonderful, especially considering that it's lower in sugar and fat than most others of it's kind! I only made two changes: I used whole wheat pastry flour for the flour, and a butter/light olive oil combination for the melted shortening, and both changes worked out fine. Lori91761--it's easy to see why your mother brought this recipe with her, and why it won 3 blue ribbons!! I'll definitely make this again! Thanks so much for sharing it!!
  4. This is great! I followed the recipe exactly minus the raisins (family does not care for raisins). I now know why this one 3 blue ribbons.


<P>My mom was a great cook and I learned from her to cook in my early teens. Before that, she taught me to sew and crochet, how to clean house, how to serve meals and keep the family happy. To this day, I still enjoy baking and cooking and working on crafts. <BR>I don't do the amount of baking and cooking I did when my children were still living at home...there is only myself and hubby now. But I still prepare some dishes in volume and pack in individual containers to freeze for future meals. I retired from work in 2001. Had been a Purchasing agent for 18 years with one company in Pomona, CA. We enjoy watching GSN, Food Network, Animal Planet and Travel channel on Cable tv. <BR>We prefer nightime tv...don't like all the soaps on daytime tv. Don't use many cookbooks...use more family and friend recipes and recipes from several websites...the best is recipezaar...now called food.com</P>
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