preheat oven to 350F.
1/2 cup butter or margarine or solid white vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
2 eggs separated
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh crushed or diced strawberries
Cream butter, sugar and extract until fluffy.
Beat in egg yolks.
Sift the remaining dry ingredients.
Add the sifted ingredients alternately with strawberries to creamed mixture.
Beat whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold into berry mixture.
Grease a loaf pan and line with greased wax or brown paper.
Place batter into pan.
Bake in a oven about 1 hour or tested done.
Remove to rack to cool.
Remove from pan after 15 minutes and let cool completely.
Great as is or toasted and spread with cream cheese.