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Beautiful Berries in a Breakfast Bread!

Today begins a new journey for me!  As you know if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I’ve done several cooking segments on KLTV7 in Tyler, Texas  over the past few months.  I’ve had the best time doing so, which has honestly shocked me, as I have always been a bit camera shy.  I’ve met some wonderful people through this, and have had opportunities to teach cooking classes as well as do demonstrations in the Chef’s kitchen at FRESH as a result of this opportunity. I have loved it all!

Now there is something new; I have been asked by the amazingly supportive people at KLTV to do my own cooking segment, called “In the Kitchen with Mama Steph,” on Good Morning East Texas, beginning today, and running through the month of May.  I’ll be on every morning, Monday through Thursday, during the 6am half hour.  Ok, so that’s early for this girl, but I’ve been working on getting to bed earlier at night so it won’t seem so difficult. 🙂

On today’s segment, I’m baking something that I think is both beautiful and delicious! I can’t take the credit for the recipe, as I saw it on one of my favorite blogs, My Baking Addiction, and altered it only slightly.  The result of this is a smooth, moist, and dense bread full of berries which I love. I think you will, too!

 Here’s the recipe:

Strawberry-Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinse, dried and chopped

Directions
1. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. With electric mixer cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.
3. In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend flour mixture with butter mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk and only stir until just combined; do not over mix.
4. Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick.
5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

Tip: Make this a special breakfast for brunch guests (or mom on Mother’s Day!) by warming some jam in the microwave in a bowl or in a saucepan, then using it as a glaze to drizzle over nice, thick, individual slices on a pretty plate.  You could also turn it into a dessert by serving warmed slices with a scoop or two of vanilla or strawberry ice cream. Yum! I hope you enjoy it!

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11 thoughts on “Beautiful Berries in a Breakfast Bread!

    1. Hi Diana! Yes, I’d do that many blueberries if you’re making it a blueberry bread. If you’re doing both strawberries and blueberries, maybe 3/4 cup each kind. It won’t hurt anything to throw in a few extras, in my opinion! 🙂

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