Monday, August 05, 2013

Lemony Blueberry Bread


The first time I made this, I revamped a standard recipe but carelessly burned the loaf.  The second time I made it, I revamped the revamped recipe and achieved perfection, which is not a boastful statement because anyone can achieve perfection when lemon and blueberries pair up.  Give it a try.  I dare you!

 I like my lemon-blueberry bread heavy on the lemon, so be aware that the lemon flavor of this bread is not at all subtle.  (Please don't use this bread in making any analogies about my personality, either.)

Lemony Blueberry Bread 
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1 - 1 and 1/2 cups blueberries

2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup confectioner's sugar

In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, lemon juice, and eggs.  In a second bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir into egg mixture alternately with milk.  Fold in blueberries.  Pour into a greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until bread tests done.  *I tent the loaf with aluminum foil after about 45 minutes to the top won't brown over-much.  Let rest in pan for 10 minutes before removing onto plate or cooling rack.   For glaze, mix lemon juice and confectioner's sugar until smooth and drizzle over slightly cooled loaf.

p.s.  If you have fresh lemons available, by all means stir a tablespoon or so of zest into the batter along with the blueberries.

Watch out.

 It disappears quickly...


Molly said...

My mouth is watering as I type! I LOVE lemon and you can bet I'll use frozen juice from my own lemons to make this. I'll have to purchase a lemon from the store for the zest. Divine!!!

Much love!

Abigail said...

It would definitely be better with fresh (frozen) juice. I used lemon juice from concentrate, which, while still tasty, is never as good as the real thing. Sounds delicious!