Strawberry Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping could easily pass for cake. It is sweet, tart and crunchy all at the same time. It’s perfect for anytime from breakfast to dessert.
If this Strawberry Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping was entered in the County Fair, I know I would walk away with a purple ribbon! How do I know? Experience!
True story here. When I was younger, I was in a club called the 4-H Club. This club has all kinds of divisions such as agriculture and animal competitions to cooking and sewing. When the county fair rolled around, we were required submit an entry. I had signed up for a cooking division and specifically wanted to enter my mother’s coffee cake recipe. My entry was due and I had totally forgotten to make it. I remembered it while at a school function, and knew that there was no way I was going to be able to make it! I called my mother and asked her to bake it for me. I knew I would be awarded a winning ribbon because my mother’s coffee cake was the best!
Well, karma was not on my side. I (my mother) received a white ribbon, which essentially says better luck next time.
I would like to think that I have honed my craft over the years, but like any baker, some recipes are hits and some are misses. This recipe is a hit in every way possible. The crumb is so soft and moist. It’s nice and sweet with a mix of tart from the rhubarb. The streusel gives this bread a delightful crunch, and the lemon just brightens up everything beautifully.
Another true story. John wanted to share this with his parents. I said not this time, I wasn’t sharing! Karma will probably bite me for that too!
For another amazing recipe, my Raspberry Swirl Pound cake is perfect this time of year!