Happy Memorial Day to all! I hope that you all had a restful and long week-end! This week-end we decided to sequester ourselves in the apartment and try to potty-train my daughter. It was a particularly blustery and overcast day on Saturday. Perfect weather for hiding out in the apartment. Since we were confined to the indoors, I decided to take the opportunity to make breakfast. We happened to have strawberries and blackberries in our refrigerator, which I thought would make a delicious breakfast bread. I used the recipe found in my previous post here except I substituted strawberries and blackberries for the fruit/ nuts addition.
My daughter who just turned two, is growing by leaps and bounds every day now. Her affinity for helping in the kitchen has not declined in the least so she was excited to help me make the bread. Needless to say, everything she was doing came to a dead halt when she saw I was beginning to make something. She stopped eating what she was eating, got off her chair, and pulled up her stool up to the island where I was working so she could see what I was doing. So of course I let her help me mix the ingredients and add the berries, and together we watched the bread rise in the oven. She even insisted on bringing my cookbook to the bathroom when she sat on the potty so she could “read” it! She is a constant source of entertainment!
This bread is a wonderful spring bread. I loved the flavor of the berries mixed together. I think I took it out of the bread pan too soon (out of eagerness) as gravity quickly began to pull it down and it ended up in quite a squat form. Despite it being one of the uglier breads I made, it was still delicious. The berries were piping hot and very fresh, so the bread had a wonderfully bright sweetness to them. My daughter and husband quite liked it and I have to admit that these impromptu breakfast breads are quite tasty and fun!