photograph by Matt Hulsman

1½ cups plain flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup oil
10 ounces strawberries, pureed

Preheat oven to 350˚. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add sugar and blend. Mix beaten eggs and oil together. Pour the egg mixture and strawberries into the flour mixture all at once and fold to mix well. Pour the mixture into a greased 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.