I recently posted on my Facebook, that my dad gave me my Great Great Aunt Linnie’s recipe collection. These recipes dated back to the early 1900′s. I was so appreciative of this collection and could not wait to start trying some of the recipes.
September 16th, 1949 with her oven and stove set.
The majority of them are desserts and breads as she was very involved her local church group and brought treats to each meeting with the woman of the group. Every recipe has the source written on it or a name of who it came from. This particular recipe came from Nova. I believe that is likely a woman she was in church group with. The first one I tried was Strawberry Bread. It was just as delicious as I thought it would be.
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 3 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Oil
- 2 Cups Crushed Strawberries (about 1 lb of strawberries)
Preheat oven to 350*.
Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Combine all wet ingredients and mix well. I used my Kitchen Aide Mixer to do this, I like to think though of what my aunt would think about all these modern day conveniences. She would likely have been hand mixing this.
Note-To crush the strawberries, you can use a potato masher or fork and simply mash them up, about 1 lb of strawberries will make 2 cups.
Once the wet ingredients are mixed well add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix until well combined.
Spray either 2 bread loaf pans or 1 bundt cake pan with non stick cooking spray. Pour in the batter and bake for 1 hour.
I used a bundt cake pan for my bread. This tasted fabulous. It made me remember all the times that I shared with my Aunt Linnie eating her fabulous sweet treats!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. I am looking forward to trying another one soon!