Blueberry Lemon Bread

I just love summer fruit. I love having a bowl of cherries,watermelon, blueberries and juicy ripe strawberries in my fridge to snack on, or bake with. 

So here is another blueberry recipe, as I bought another container of fresh picked blueberries. YUM


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
1/2 cup  milk
1 cup fresh blueberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. 
Spray with a non-stick vegetable spray (or butter if you prefer) the bottom and sides of a loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inch). 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl with a  mixer, beat the butter until softened (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture (in three additions) and milk (in two additions) alternately, starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined.  

Gently fold in the blueberries.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 55 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Lemon Glaze

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

In a small saucepan, whisk the 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar and the 2 tablespoons of lemon juice together until all blended together.

(You want the icing to be thicker than a glaze but still thin enough that it will just run over the sides of the cake. If not the right consistency add more lemon juice or powdered sugar, accordingly.)

Allow loaf to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from pan   
Frost the top of the bread, allowing the icing to drip down the sides
 Let the icing set before covering 

1 comment:

Samantha said...

This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it. I picked some fresh blueberries today.