Fresh Strawberry-Peach Bread

I found this recipe on another blog & thought this would be a great use of fruit we buy at the market in little italy each week! This bread came out delicious…definitely the perfect dessert for a summer evening. Of course, since I’m 9 1/2 months pregnant, I also needed a few chocolate chip cookies along with this bread to complete my dessert…

Fresh Strawberry-Peach Bread

1/4 cup butter (half a stick), softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
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
3/4 cup strawberries, chopped
3/4 cup fresh peaches, chopped

Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
With electric mixer cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.

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.
Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

Source: Sing For Your Supper

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