Friday, June 17, 2011

Blueberry Orange Loaf and My 3rd Blogiversary!

Now is the time to bake with blueberries, at least here in Virginia! I made this a few weeks back and it was delicious. Just the right combination of flavors. Great for breakfast, a snack or dessert. I found this over at Taste and Tell blog. They adapted it from Better Homes and Gardens New Baking Book.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather stays nice and warm over the weekend. We are going to the beach and I can't wait. There's nothing like watching and swimming in the ocean, as long as it's not too rough.

Another note here: Tomorrow is my blogs 3rd Blogiversary!!! I can't believe I have been doing this 3 years already! I still enjoy it and it's definitely become a part of my life. Whenever I cook or bake anything, I'm always thinking "should I post this?" Rarely do I ever cook or bake when my blog does not come to mind!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and the weather stays warm and sunny!

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

zest of one orange

3 cups all -purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

1 1/3 cups milk

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup cooking oil (I used olive oil)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of one 9x5x3" loaf pan; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl combine blueberries, the 1 tablespoon flour and orange peel. Toss lightly to mix. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine 3 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. make a well in the center of dry mixture; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in blueberry mixture.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. If necessary, cover with foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.


Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy Blogiversary Debbie!!! You and Gig were my first regular readers and I always love reading your posts and you know I have tried many of your dishes and they are part of our permanent family rotation. Congratulations...I love blueberries and orange together!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Happy 3rd blogiversary! Such a great milestone :)

Kerstin said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Your blueberry loaf looks like the perfect way to celebrate :)

Katy ~ said...

Three years of really great cooking and sharing. Thank you so much! Looking forward to more great recipes.

This one looks irresistible!

teresa said...

just a beautiful bread, and happy bloggy birthday! i'm sure glad i've gotten to know you!

Jenn said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations..that is a big accomplishment! And I'm with you, all my meals fall under two categories: Blog worthy, not blog worthy :)
The loaf sounds wonderful.. I've had lemon and blueberry loaf but not orange, can't wait to try this!

Cassie said...

Happy Blogiversary, Debbie! I love your site! :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary Debbie! That's wonderful and the cake looks really wonderful too! Delicious - right up my alley - so glad I'm following you!

Monica H said...

Happy blogoversary Debbie!

This looks awesome- I love orange and blueberry together.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy blog anniversary! What a wonderful treat to celebrate!

Donna-FFW said...

Happy 3 years Debbie. I think I have been with you from almost the very beginning. Love the blueberry/orange combination.

Cheryl said...

Happy Blogiversary, how cool 3 years, you deserve a prize! Gorgeous looking loaf as soon as blueberry season starts I am making this@

BumbleVee said...

I'm waaaay late, but wanted to wish you happy blogiversary!! I've been enjoying many of your recipes for awhile now.... don't get around daily...but definitely check in regularly... thanks for all the goodies!