Tennis Anyone? 9 Wimbledon Worthy Recipes to Make for the Championship

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Tradition dominates at the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club. Players still don all-white outfits (which need to be approved) to play on grass tennis courts in the hopes of hoisting one of history’s most prestigious tennis trophies. Food doesn’t escape tradition at Wimbledon, and if you’re reading this, you’re likely not attending to the tournament this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you are though. With recipes inspired by iconic foods of Wimbledon–like strawberries and cream–to recipes for items lifted from various menus at Wimbledon restaurants and cafes, here are the nine recipes you need to create a spread the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club would approve of.

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1. Strawberries and Cream Bread

For the first play on the strawberries and cream combination, try the quick bread from Taste of Home. You can choose to add toasted walnuts to the bread as well, to give your breakfast or snack a slight crunch and nutty element.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, toasted, divided (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in strawberries and 1/2 cup nuts. Pour into a greased 8 X 4-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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