Congratulations on your Graduation!

(Just imagine that title in fancy script font found on balloons and announcements.)

My youngest sister (Codename: DSN Engineer) is graduating from college today! Yay! Since I’m not able to attend the actual ceremony (in Alaska!), I’m making a fun baked good instead. Next month, DSN Engineer will be moving from Alaska to North Carolina for her very first “grown up” job, and I’ll be helping her for a week to get settled. During that time, DSN Engineer has requested that I make several dishes from my blog, and I wanted to throw this recipe in the ring as well.

As many of you know, May is my birthday month, and the sister who lives with me (Codename: Gamer Psychologist) gave me a whole bag of baking “loot” from The Chopping Block, including a new dish, a jar of allspice, and an attachment to place on pots to help pour liquids easier. She also understands my propensity towards baking in individual sizes (like mini cupcakes and individual quiche) that she also bought me four mini loaf pans! Combine that with my love of strawberries and the drop in Chicago’s temperature today, and you get these fun mini strawberry bread loaves:

I found the strawberry bread recipe at Taste and Tell. The recipe makes two large loaves or six small loaves. Since I now own four small loaf pans thanks to Gamer Psychologist, I used the rest of the batter to make a flatter large loaf with some sugar sprinkled on top:

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    May 15, 2011 @ 15:14:01

    Oh that attachment sounds like something my wife could use. Right now she has a similar tool, she calls me Greg.:) Congrats to your sister. That sounds like a great move. She’ll have to scope out the BBQ joints.

  2. Parsley Sage
    May 15, 2011 @ 15:24:41

    Congrats to your sister! Lovely looking celebratory strawberry bread :) Well done!

  3. Maris(In Good Taste)
    May 15, 2011 @ 15:44:29

    Congratulations to your sister! At lest she will be a little closer to you in miles! This is an awesome treat youy are baking for her!

  4. Elaine
    May 15, 2011 @ 16:43:02

    Congratulations to your sister! Your little strawberry loaves look beautiful!

  5. Three-Cookies
    May 15, 2011 @ 16:45:54

    May is certainly a month of celebration. and the party will continue when your sister moves to your city. And summer is coming as well:)

  6. Kathy
    May 15, 2011 @ 16:56:23

    Congratulations to your sister! Your strawberry bread looks wonderful! And I have to say, you are the fastest commenter I have…you commented before I got your name added to my list for an award I have passed on to you! I was editing while you were visiting! I love your blog and all your sweet stories! Happy Birthday and Congrats!

  7. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    May 15, 2011 @ 17:17:13

    Congratulations to your sister! I just picked 8 qts. of strawberries today, and these loaves look like a delicious way to use some of them. :)

  8. Barb
    May 15, 2011 @ 17:47:39

    Argh! First the little tartlets…now this…Must bake. Now!!

  9. rebeccasubbiah
    May 15, 2011 @ 17:53:29

    congrats to your sister and she is moving to a nice state I live in Winston Salem

  10. Spike
    May 15, 2011 @ 19:46:52

    congrats to your sister. looks like a yummy treat!

  11. chunklet's mom
    May 15, 2011 @ 22:07:43

    YAY to DSN Engineer! I’m so proud of her! The loaves look very tasty. I can’t wait to enjoy some in NC!

  12. Meri
    May 15, 2011 @ 23:34:31

    your sisters are so lucky to have a talented baker like yourself to cook things for them! I love how your little mini breads turned out!

  13. jay
    May 16, 2011 @ 01:53:22

    Congrats to your lovely sis..!
    strawberry bread sounds delicious..

    Tasty Appetite
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  14. Sutapa
    May 16, 2011 @ 02:25:57

    Congratulation to your sister! Your strawberry cakes looks perfect for the celebration!

  15. Adriana
    May 16, 2011 @ 05:48:10

    Sisters are awesome! That strawberry bread looks fantastic. I have some strawberries that need to get some use and I love the idea. :-)

  16. Ronda
    May 16, 2011 @ 06:57:54

    Congrats to baby sis!

  17. Cakelaw
    May 16, 2011 @ 07:31:02

    Congrats to your sister. Strawberry mini loaves sound delish!

  18. claire
    May 16, 2011 @ 08:58:49

    Congrats to DSN Engineer! Wohoo! That is very exciting.

    Loving that bread! I havent quite mastered the bread thing… It always gets stuck in the pan. Any suggestions?

    • yummychunklet
      May 16, 2011 @ 09:15:46

      I usually have an issue with releasing my bread from the large loaf pan as well. However, the mini loaf pans aren’t nearly as problematic as a quick slid around the sides with a plastic spatula made them slide out immediately!

  19. saffronandhoney
    May 16, 2011 @ 10:16:16

    That looks beautiful, summery and very celebratory!

  20. greedy rosie
    May 16, 2011 @ 11:44:52

    Oh sigh, I could really do with some of those with some cream to go with my cup of tea RIGHT NOW. Congrats to your sister :)

  21. Jessica
    May 16, 2011 @ 12:18:14

    How about six large loaves?

  22. sara
    May 16, 2011 @ 12:40:14

    That strawberry bread is gorgeous! What a great idea – sounds delicious! :) I love mini things too!

  23. Joyti
    May 16, 2011 @ 13:39:42

    Congrats to DSN Engineer :)
    And what a lovely treat…

  24. Claire
    May 16, 2011 @ 15:00:41

    That bread is REALLY REALLY pretty.

  25. Mary
    May 16, 2011 @ 17:28:33

    You sound like a VERY good and loving sister. The strawberry bread looks wonderful. I have ton of strawberries in the fridge so will be trying this tomorrow – YUM!
    Mary

  26. RadioDiva
    May 16, 2011 @ 17:37:45

    Yes, indeed, Congrats to DSN Engineer =) I’m so very Uber proud of her…It’s still very unnerving to know that when she was born, I was in Jr. High and now she is a college grad!! Uggh! Thank goodness, I still look just as good as these yummy strawberry cake/bread treats!! Great job as usual Y.C.!! =)

  27. fitchocoholic
    May 16, 2011 @ 18:03:26

    Congrats to your sister!!!! :D
    That bread looks amazing!

  28. Mary
    May 16, 2011 @ 19:06:13

    Your strawberry bread really looks wonderful. I’d love to have a piece. Congratulations to your graduate. It is a real milestone. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Maryf

  29. Angela
    May 16, 2011 @ 20:48:12

    Congrats! That is great news.

  30. Ryan
    May 16, 2011 @ 21:21:20

    Congratulations to your sister! She’ll be in for a treat when you cook for her. This strawberry bread looks so good! I must try this soon– it sounds perfect for spring and is so pretty!

  31. Nandini
    May 17, 2011 @ 00:23:16

    The bread is really sweet and tempting! Nice! Congrats to your sister!

  32. blackbookkitchendiaries
    May 17, 2011 @ 01:22:46

    congrats to your sister! the bread looks so lovely:) thank you for sharing this post.

  33. Eva
    May 17, 2011 @ 18:28:02

    That is very exciting for your sister, congrats to her! This strawberry bread looks absolutely delicious, I’m seriously getting hungry looking at it.

  34. pachecopatty
    May 17, 2011 @ 22:24:01

    Congratulations to your sister and I love the look of your strawberry bread;-)

  35. Laural (bhealthier)
    May 19, 2011 @ 11:29:05

    congrats to your sis! strawberry bread?! seriously looks outta this world- strawberries are on sale this week i might just have to make this!

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