Strawberry Quick Bread Recipe with Homemade Whipped Cream
This strawberry quick bread recipe creates a sweet muffin-like "quick bread" stuffed with strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream. We have included all of the steps necessary to make this easy strawberry bread and how to make delicious whipped cream at home. Visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more easy "quick bread" recipes.
Grease bread pan, line the bread pan with baking parchment paper or use a good nonstick bread pan in order to prevent the strawberry bread from sticking to the bread pan during the baking process.
Stir dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder & salt) together in a large mixing bowl.
Soften butter in a microwave.
Lightly beat eggs.
Mix the butter, eggs, milk & vanilla extract together in separate mixing bowl.
After mixing the wet ingredients, add them into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir by hand or with an electric hand mixer until the batter is fully mixed. FYI - An electric hand mixer helps to prevent any small white "lumps" (unmixed flour lumps) from potentially appearing in your finished strawberry bread.
Pour 1/3 of the batter (without any strawberries) into the bread pan.
Optional - Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of white granulated sugar on top of this layer of batter in the bread pan. FYI - This layer of plain batter and sugar topping helps to limit strawberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter during the baking process.
Add the diced strawberries to the remaining batter (but set aside 1/4 cup of strawberries to press later into top of the batter - see details below). Stir diced strawberries into the batter. Make sure the strawberries are evenly spread throughout the batter.
Pour this remaining batter (with strawberries) into the bread pan on top of the plain batter layer. Try not to disturb the plain layer too much as you pour in the strawberry batter (as you want to keep this bottom layer intact as much as possible).
Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan with a soft spatula.
Gently press 1/4 cup of strawberries into the top of the batter before you place the bread pan in the oven. This helps to make sure that you have strawberries spread throughout the finished strawberry bread.
Place the bread pan in the oven and bake at 325 F for 65-70 minutes. Use oven mitts.
Take the bread pan out of oven and let the strawberry bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the strawberry bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
After 10 minutes, remove the strawberry bread from the bread pan. Use oven mitts. Place the strawberry bread on a wire cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the strawberry bread and the bread pan walls if the strawberry bread is stuck in the pan.
Optional - Add homemade whipped cream topping (see instructions below) after the strawberry bread has completely cooled.
Instructions - How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream & Strawberry Topping
Unplug your electric stand mixer. FYI - You can also use an electric hand mixer if it has a whisk attachment.
Remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer.
Add the heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl.
Return the mixing bowl with ingredients to the stand mixer.
Add whisk attachment to the stand mixer and then lower whisk attachment into the mixing bowl.
Plug in stand mixer.
Turn on stand mixer. Whisk ingredients at medium speed for 3-5 minutes.
The whipped cream should be finished when you start to see cream "waves" standing up by themselves during the mixing process. FYI - The whisking process turns the initial liquid into a whipped cream. However, don't overmix or it will turn out more like butter than whipped cream.
When done, unplug the stand mixer & remove the mixing bowl.
With a soft spatula, spread the whipped cream on top of the strawberry bread.
Slice up 2 or 3 fresh strawberries and place the slices on top of the whipped cream topping.
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