Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Bread


Well it looks as if it's finally blueberry season. The supermarkets here have lots of blueberries and all at reasonable prices. I love anything with blueberries and this bread is no exception. Although it is really more like a cake. It's very moist and lemony too! I found this on allrecipes.

Did everyone have a nice weekend? I went to my niece's baby shower. I have not been to one in many years and would you believe I had been invited to 2 on the same afternoon? Very strange!!! Of course I attended my niece's. I had forgotten how much fun a baby shower can be. We played baby shower games and I even won one!!!! It was a blind taste test where you had to guess what each baby food was after you tasted it! The girl conducting this test was amazed that I guessed what each food was. She wanted to know how I knew that right away!!! Dare I say cause I am a foodie -- no! I just told her my youngest was 10 so I could remember quite well. Strange because I can't remember much of anything else these days unless it is written down!

1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted these)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, juice and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in lemon zest, nuts and blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice with 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Remove bread from pan and drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack. (Cake can also be served without glaze, it's great just plain, too!)

33 comments:

Mary said...

A really lovely way to use the summer blueberry crop. This recipe will get a lot of use.

Pamela said...

I just love everything about the lemon and blueberry combo. Looks so good, Debbie!

Jenn said...

Perfect for the summer!!! All that gooey blueberry. Yummy!!

Donna-FFW said...

I have blueberries Im waiting to use up. Love the combination with the lemon. Looks like a beautiful loaf!

Lisa said...

Sounds delicious! Blueberry and lemon are the perfect flavors to introduce summer.

Mary said...

Very nice !

Katy ~ said...

Yummy looking for sure! (smacking lips!) I could go for a nice hearty slice right now!

Amanda said...

Ha! That's funny about the baby food! This recipe looks delish, I need to check the prices on our blueberries here :)

Netts Nook said...

I love lemon and blueberry together perfect bread. Always have blueberries on hand all year long. This is a keeper for sure.

finsmom said...

WHat a great way to use summer blueberries!

Cheryl said...

Man I cant wait to make this!

The Blonde Duck said...

Did you make that bread for the shower? It looks divine! I wish blueberries weren't so expensive here!

Ingrid said...

The kids have been wanting someting blueberry and didn't really have any recipe come to mind. I'll be giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid

Sara said...

This sounds delicious! Blueberries go so well with lemon.

Katherine Aucoin said...

i have blueberries in the fridge and am looking for something to bake them into tomorrow. I know my husband and I would love this bread. Your chocolate looks so completely scrumptious!

Denise said...

Blueberries are on sale...hooray!!!!!!!!!

Maya said...

Debbie - Lemon and blueberry goes so well together! Sorry for the delay but a little package is on its way!

Reeni♥ said...

That's so cool that you knew what all the food was. It's your awesome foodie palate. I am so happy it's blueberry season! Because of reasons like this - it looks so good with all those juicy, plump berries. I can't wait to make my own.

Kerstin said...

What a lovely bread - blueberries and lemon are just so perfect together!

Bridgett said...

I love the combination of the lemon with the sweet blueberries. Great find with this recipe. It looks so moist and perfect for a treat at breakfast! ;)

noble pig said...

It sounds wonderful with the lemon, it's a great combo.

Emily said...

Whooo! Congrats! How many did you have to sample?

I'm so happy about blueberry season! This bread looks great. I love lemon and blueberry together.

EAT! said...

I made a new blueberry cake recipe last night. It is already almost gone this morning. I am stocking up on blueberries so this recipe is next up for me.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love lemon and blueberry but I haven't tried it together

5 Star Foodie said...

Lemon and blueberry flavor combo sounds wonderful - delicious bread!

Deborah said...

I love the lemon and blueberry combo. I think I'd enjoy this bread!

Manggy said...

Hee, congratulations! I can't believe they can't even tell you're a foodie!

Natashya said...

I am all for blueberries and lemon, a great combo!

teresa said...

I think lemon and blueberries were meant for each other! This bread looks like heaven!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - this looks awesome!

Monica H said...

i haven't been to a baby shower in years, but the lst one I went to, I won the same game- ha ha ha!

blueberries and lemon= deliciousness!

What A Dish! said...

I've made this bread before and loved it! I love anything with either lemon, or blueberries, so put them together and it's even better.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Lemon and blueberry is such a great combo of flavours and you loaf cake looks amazing Debbie!