Strawberry & Lemon Loaf

60 mins
Serves 1 loaf
Author: Rajni Ram
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Strawberries are in season now and what better way than storing up on all the goodness on what they have to offer by making, jams, desserts or just eating them fresh. But of course who can refuse a good bowl of Strawberry and cream…are you a berry addict like me? then this dessert/bread is certainly for you. If you are not a fan of berries you shall become one after tasting this????.

This as always is a one bowl recipe and one of the simplest. I have used Whole wheat flour in this recipe, which can be easily swapped with Maida/refined flour if you prefer. A simple dish does not need much of a description I believe, therefore let’s get to the recipe directly.

While you are here do check out my other bakes like-  Millet Cookies, Easy 2 way Muffins, Upside down Orange Vanilla cake, Oatmeal Cookies, Baked Samosa Pie, Apple Crumble, Pineapple Jam Tart, Blueberry Cheese cake and more…

Here is the recipe for Strawberry Loaf for you

Ingredients

Ingredients

  1. Fresh Strawberries 200 gm ( 12 to 15 pcs) chopped into cubes and a few lengthwise
  2. Whole wheat flour 2 cups
  3. Baking Soda 1 tsp
  4. Lemon Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  5. Zest of half a lemon
  6. Egg 1
  7. Sugar 1 cup ( white)
  8. Butter 100 gm melted
  9. Milk 1 cup (+ 1/4 cup if required)
  10. Salt a pinch

Lemon Glaze Ingredients

  1. Sugar 1/4 cup
  2. Lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
  3. Warm water 2 tbsp
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C for 10 minutes. In a bowl sieve the whole wheat flour along with the baking soda.

  2. To this add the sugar and the strawberries chopped to cubes, add a pinch of salt and mix well.
  3. In another bowl take the melted butter, egg, add lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well. Add this to the flour and sugar mix, and combine well.
  4. Now start adding the milk little by little to make a thick batter. If batter looks very dry add 1/4 cup milk or even less to adjust consistency. Now arrange a loaf tin with parchment/butter paper.
  5. Pour the batter into the tin and tap to remove air gaps. Now arrange the reserved strawberries that were cur lengthwise,  on the batter and press gently with your finger. Bake in the oven at 200 C for 50 minutes.
  6. Check for doneness by piercing with a toothpick in the center. If  still under cooked  bake for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the cake from oven, prick holes all over it and pour the prepared lemon glaze when hot. Allow to cool completely and then remove from loaf tin.

Directions for Lemon glaze

Mix together all ingredients until sugar is dissolved and set aside. Do not exceed the water limit mentioned.

Directions for Loaf

Preheat oven to 180 C for 10 minutes. In a bowl sieve the whole wheat flour along with the baking soda. To this add the sugar and the strawberries chopped to cubes and mix well. In another bowl take the melted butter ,lemon juice, lemon zest and egg and mix well. Add this to the flour and sugar mix, and combine well. Now start adding the milk little by little to make a thick batter. If batter looks very dry add 1/4 cup milk or even less to adjust consistency. Now arrange a loaf tin with parchment/butter paper. Pour the batter into the tin and tap to remove air gaps. Now arrange the reserved strawberries that were cur lengthwise,  on the batter and press gently with your finger. Bake in the oven at 200 C for 50 minutes. Check for doneness by piercing with a toothpick in the center. If undone bake for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the cake from oven, prick holes all over it and pour the prepared lemon glaze when hot. Allow to cool completely and then remove from loaf tin. The yummy Strawberry and lemon loaf is ready to serve with tea or as dessert.

Notes:

  1. I have used Fresh strawberries as they are in season now. Alternately dried ones can be used. If using frozen strawberries use without thawing.
  2. Feel free to use refined flour if you prefer.
  3. Egg may be swapped with flax egg, but I have not tried it for this recipe, therefore cannot comment now on the texture. When I make it with flax egg I shall update here.

If you tried this recipe and liked it please comment below. I would love to hear from you. If you have a query about the recipe email us and ill respond as soon as I can.

2 thoughts on "Strawberry & Lemon Loaf"

  1. Celia Saks says:

    The amount of sugar is not listed in the ingredients and two different baking temperatures are given.which is the correct one?

    1. Rajni Ram says:

      Hi Celia,
      I’m happy you looked up the recipe. Thank you. Sorry about missing out the sugar. I have made the change. It is 1 cup of white sugar. Regarding the temperatures, there are two because the first one is for pre heating, and the second, is while baking. This gives the loaf the desired texture. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the feedback.

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