July 20, 2013

Eggless Strawberry bread, and a wonderful guestpost by Gayathri

Its not very often you are awestruck by the baking prowess of a co-blogger, a versatile baker and a good friend to know in the blogging world. For those who are not afraid of taking risks of converting heavy egg-based recipes into eggless ones, and retaining the texture and the crumb. I haven't met Gayathrimy Guest blogger of the month  in person. But for a person smitten by her versatile bakes - from Russian Tea cakes to Persian breads, I can't thank her enough for a wonderful guest post of a yummy looking Strawberry Bread. Gayathri blogs here,and now has turned entrepreuner with her new venture - Sai Cakes and Bakes. Over to Gayathri in her own words...

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I am Gayathri Kumar who blog at Gayathri’s Cook Spot. I have been blogging since September 2010. Blogging started as a distraction from my personal family issues and with my husband’s encouragement, I started this blog and since then it has become an addiction for me. I have a 6 years old daughter Sruti.

I am at present living in the Temple City of Madurai. We are vegetarians and so I prefer to make authentic Indian vegetarian dishes and egg free bakes. At first I started posting the recipes I knew and thought the blog would be an online recipe book for my daughter when she grows up. But after some time, I started trying out various cuisines and egg free bakes and learnt a lot of tricks regarding cooking. And I am still learning about lots and lots of new recipes daily. When Kalyani asked to do a guest post for her blog, I was excited. But I took a long time to decide what to cook for the guest post. I was toggling between a sweet and an cake but settled on this quick bread as baking is my favourite.

I bought a box full of strawberries and it is very expensive at Madurai. But to my disappointment, the strawberries were very sour and we couldn’t eat even a half strawberry. So I decided to use it in a quick bread. I pureed the strawberries and added it to the bread mixture. I baked the bread in a loaf tin. My house was filled with the wonderful aroma of the strawberries when the cake was in oven. The bread’s crumb is soft and bread itself is quite firm. It is mildly sweet and very delicious. It will be a perfect evening snack to go along with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients:
  • Strawberries-250 gm
  • Condensed Milk-1 ½ cups
  • Caster Sugar-3-4 tbs
  • Unsalted Butter-1/2 cup
  • All Purpose Flour-2 cups
  • Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
  • Baking Powder-1 tsp


Procedure:
1. Remove the stalk of strawberries and puree it in a mixer grinder.
2. Preheat oven to 175C.
3. In a bowl combine butter, condensed milk and strawberry puree and beat until 
creamy.
4. Sift baking powder, baking soda and flour in another bowl.
5. Add this to the strawberry butter mixture and fold until incorporated.
6. Grease and line a loaf tin and transfer the batter to the tin.
7. Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes. If the top browns fast, cover it with a foil and
bake.
8. When a tooth pick inserted comes out clean, remove the tin from oven.
9. After 10 minutes, remove the cake from the tin and allow it to cool completely on 
a wire rack.
10. Slice it up and serve.

8 comments:

  1. You are so right.. gayatri is truly an amazing blogger & her bakes are too die for.. This strawberry bread is no different & looks absolutely fantastic!

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  2. Gayathri is an amazing blogger and a very gud baker :) I personally love the way she makes eggless bakes as am a veggie too :) Strawberry bread looks so moist and yummy dear :) Lovely post Kalyani :)

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  3. Bread looks delicious. Nice post.

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  4. Gayathri is one of my favourite blogger, she is a wonderful baker and love all her eggless bakes, such a beautiful bake from her.

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  5. This is such an easy, soft and gorgeous bread recipe!! I drool a lot on Gayathri's blog....her tips are so spot-on; and her recipes always turn out similar to her pics....She's definitely one of those few bloggers whose recipes I follow blindly! Thx Gayathri & Kalyani for another yummy recipe :)

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  6. This is such an easy, soft and gorgeous bread recipe!! I drool a lot on Gayathri's blog....her tips are so spot-on; and her recipes always turn out similar to her pics....She's definitely one of those few bloggers whose recipes I follow blindly! Thx Gayathri & Kalyani for another yummy recipe :)

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  7. That really looks wonderful Gayathri...nice to know abt your new venture as well!

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  8. A yummy recipe.. One of my favs.. A nice guest post Kalyani.. Nice to know abt Gayathri's new venture !

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Kalyani

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