Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Last night I baked some strawberry tea breads which I am sharing today for TEA IN  THE GARDEN

This is such a simple recipe and you could freeze one of your breads for later or give it away now!  I will be giving one away.

Please pour yourself some Strawberry Tea too! 

 We had some more welcomed rain last night. 
 This was wonderful and we sure need it!  
Of course, the garden loved it!

Here is the recipe:
Strawberry Tea Bread
You will need (2) loaf pans about 5 1/2"  x  9 1/2" 
 which you will grease with Crisco and then flour

In a large bowl combine:  3 cups sifted flour, 1 tsp baking soda (reduce 1/4 tsp in high altitude) 1 tsp salt, 1 Tb ground cinnamon, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs beaten, 2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed, 1 cup Wesson oil  For the strawberries I cut up fresh ones and froze them for 15 minutes and then used them

Bake at 325 degrees for 50-55 minutes until a wood skewer comes out clean when inserted.  Cool cakes and then remove from pans.

Glaze:  place 1/2 cup chopped strawberries in medium saucepan with 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 Tb. cornstarch - bring to a boil and stir down lumps from cornstarch.  Cool this mixture and then pour over tea cakes.

I am inviting anyone to link a post about tea today.  Of course, I especially love any that are set up in the garden but I understand not everyone can do this - any tea post is welcomed and loved!  Please link below.  Sometimes people forget so just a reminder to include a link to this post on yours as well!


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thank you so much for hosting Tea in the Garden today. I just love your tea set and pale pink teapot. Did you know that some of your beautiful garden parties have been posted on Pinterest? I wish that I could visit your shop and then have some Strawberry Tea Bread with you today in your garden. It looks so very inviting. Thanks for sharing all of your pretties!
Take care,

Bernideen said...
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Bernideen said...

Yes - I am there too!

Sonia said...

Such a beautiful corner of blossoms and pretty accessories! Love it!
Miss Bloomers

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen! I somehow goofed up on entering my picture!! Help!! Can you delete my linky entry and I'll retry?? Thank you so much!

Bernideen said...


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you, Bernideen! It worked this time. Thank you so much for hosting and your garden looks so whimsical and lovely. I'm happy to see it virtually, but wish I could be there in person. The strawberry bread sounds wonderful and I love that it's made with frozen fresh strawberries. It's perfect for a summer treat.

Rosemary said...

Your tea time posts in the garden are always so lovely!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your garden looks lovely and oh, I wish I could have one too. The garden we worked so hard to make, Hubby had to dig up and remove everything to make way for grass seed. My gardening days are over and my sweet huuby doesn't have the time. So, I will just have to be content to enjoy those I see on my friends' blogs. Strawberry bread sounds good and your tea is always such a treat. Thanks for hosting and joining me for tea.


Terri said...

How lovely! Last week was so pretty, and this week it is even prettier! You really do have a beautiful spot for tea. Your strawberry bread sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
We have had plenty of rain here. It seems to be raining or threatening to rain each day. We are having a thunderstorm right now. Luckily I happen to love thunderstorms. : ) but they do not mix well with outdoor tea.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love you little spot for tea Bernideen. Such pretty blooms in your garden. And that recipe for strawberry bread looks amazing. One more recipe for me to try. Thanks so much for sharing and for coming to visit me. I truly enjoy your posts each week.

Have a wonderful week.


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. Gorgeous as always! I always look forward to tea with you! I have been picking strawberries here as well. My favorite part of early summer. Hope everything is ok now in Colorado....Thanks for all your kind words, encouragement, help and friendship!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Your little corner garden area looks so lovely. Do you drink your tea out there every morning and afternoon? The Strawberry bread looks so delicious! I should have frozen some whole strawberries to use! I entered my garden blog today on your tea blog. I should have had a tea cup set up in the pergola. If it is not suppose to be entered there, please delete! I am still learning! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

Marilyn Miller said...

As always, just beautiful! Love the strawberry theme and the bread looks delicious.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I always enjoy how you dress up this shady corner for tea. A strawberry loaf sounds delightful to have with a cup of tea.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bernideen: I love the way you have your garden spot set up. It is almost like a secret place that you can go to and get away. It is wonderful. I would love to be there now. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Micupoftea said...

Hello Bernideen! What a lovely, inviting setting for tea! The bread sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for hosting. Summer is almost here...enjoy June :)

Micupoftea said...

I tried to join the party but my link is not showing up....will try again tomorrow :)

Kathy said...

This sounds so delicious - LOVE strawberries - your garden is a delight to visit and I do appreciate you hosting,

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your table is adorable. It must be so nice to have a cup of tea in your lovely garden.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, never tire of seeing tea in your garden. The bread sounds so yummy. I bought strawberries yesterday. I am going to make this in the morning. Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Bernideen, you have a new follower now. Your blog is so beautiful and I love tea! I saw it on Share Your Cup of Mrs. Olson.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your tea this week is so beautiful! I love how the shadows fall on your tea party. Pretty basket with your lovely teapot! We really need rain here, our grass is starting to brown up in places. Would just love a all night rain! Thank you for hosting your party and wishing you a lovely week.

Angela McRae said...

Yum! Thanks for reminding me I have a loaf of Strawberry Tea Bread from a friend in the freezer! (The bread, not the friend, is in the freezer, of course ...)

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Such a pretty teaparty. Your setting is gorgeous. I would love to sit down and have tea and strawberry bread! Thanks for including this post at Foodie Friday.

The Charm of Home said...

This is my children's favorite quick bread! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!