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Ingredients

2 cups fresh strawberries
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans. Slice strawberries and place in medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Mix well. Blend oil and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until dry ingredients are just moistened. Stir in pecans. Divide batter into pans. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn loaves out and cool completely.

Mary Ann Parker
Davenport



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