Innkeeper’s Strawberry Loaf

Many bed and breakfast innkeepers are constantly looking for breakfast recipes that will “wow” their guests. After all, “breakfast” is half the name of a bed and breakfast! Here is a recipe that will make your guests feel like royalty.

The Caldwell House in Abbeville, Louisiana is fortunate to have on its staff cookbook author Gretchen Frith. This is one of the recipes in Gretchen’s cookbook, The “Bleep” My Family Eats, which contains not only breakfasts but other foods, as well. Gretchen has kindly shared her recipe with us:


3 1/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs-slightly beaten

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
20 oz. frozen sliced strawberries with sugar, thawed (including juice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, oil and strawberries. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well by hand. Pour into two greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Bake for 50 -55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle come out clean. Cool. Remove bread from pans. Slice and serve.