Lowcountry strawberries are in season! If you have an abundance, make a bunch of loaves of strawberry bread. They freeze beautifully. The complete recipe is in the caption. Happy Baking! #chefdebbicovington #recipe #strawberry

Sea Island Strawberry Bread

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs, beaten
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (9×5-inch) loaf pans. Place the strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little sugar and set aside (to draw out juices). In another bowl, combine sugar with the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Mix well. Combine the oil and eggs with the strawberries, then stir them into the flour mixture. Add the pecans and stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool completely in the pans on a wire rack. Serves 16, 8 slices per loaf.

The writer owns Catering by Debbi Covington and is the author of three cookbooks, Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything! and Dining Under the Carolina Moon. For more great recipes and to view her cooking demonstrations, visit and subscribe to Debbi’s YouTube channel. Debbi’s website address is www.cateringbydebbicovington.com. She may be reached at 843-525-0350 or by email at dbc@cateringbydebbicovington.com.