Spring is almost here and it’s time to celebrate the season with yummy baked goods. Fresh breads in all flavors make great sides to your meals or just by themselves. Here are some spring bread recipes to try.

Strawberry Cucumber Bread

This yummy springtime recipe makes one 9×5-inch loaf.

You will need:

  • ½ cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups grated cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries, divided


  1. Cook strawberry preserves, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat for five minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F, spraying a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  3. With a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium speed for about four minutes.
  4. Add eggs and extracts, and beat well.
  5. Whisk flour, baking salt and baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture until combined.
  6. Stir in cucumber, walnuts, and about a ¼ cup of the strawberries.
  7. Pour half of the batter into a prepared pan, then top with strawberry preserve mixture.
  8. Add the remaining batter, topping with remaining strawberry slices.
  9. Bake for about an hour or until tooth pick comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes.

Parker House Rolls

These flaky rolls will pair well with your Easter ham, plus they’re good for leftovers.

You will need:

  • 1 envelope yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Whisk yeast with ¼ cup warm water in a small bowl, then let stand for five minutes.
  2. Heat whole milk over medium heat in small saucepan.
  3. Combine vegetable shortening, sugar, and kosher salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add warm milk and blend.
  5. Whisk in yeast mixture and the egg.
  6. Add flour, stirring until dough forms. Knead dough on a lightly floured counter top until smooth, then place in a slightly-oiled bowl. Turn to coat.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for 1½ hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Brush a 13×9″ baking dish with melted butter. Divide dough into four equal pieces. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface, making a 12×6″ rectangle.
  9. Cut lengthwise into three two-inch-wide strips, cutting each crosswise into three 4×2-inch rectangles. Brush half with melted butter, folding unbuttered side over. Keep a ¼” overhang.
  10. Place flat in corner of dish, then add remaining rolls. Repeat to make four rows. Brush with melted butter, cover with plastic, and store in fridge for between 30 minutes and six hours.
  11. Bake rolls for 25-35 minutes. Brush with butter, sprinkling flaky sea salt over the top.

Grab Some Fresh Bread at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Robinette’s has all the fresh bread you need for spring right here in our bakery, including cheese bread and apple bread. Come down and see us, or call us at (800) 400-8100 today.