February 2, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Over the weekend, the husband went grocery shopping and found blueberries on sale at our local market. He bought two containers, in which we used the first one right away to make an Ellie Krieger coffee cake (see link below). We were going to make a second coffee cake with the other container, only to find we used most of the coffee cake ingredients up in the first application. To avoid another trip to the store, I decided to surf around and find an alternate blueberry recipe. I found this Lemon Blueberry Bread on allrecipes.com, but I had to tweak a few ingredients to accommodate what we had on hand. Below is my amended recipe that is in the oven right now. I will let you know how it turns out!

First, here is the Ellie Krieger recipe:

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Okay, here is my adapted recipe:

Lemon Blueberry Bread
Adapted From: Allrecipes.com,By: ChezSpice

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
1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh blueberries
For Glaze:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon of lemon extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Remove bread from pan and drizzle with glaze. Cool on a wire rack.

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The Result:
I was losing light in my kitchen, so the edges of my bread look darker in the photo than they actually were in real life. (Read: I didn't burn the bread.) With that said, this bread was sooooo delicious! I love the combo of blueberries and lemon!!! It is moist and flavorful, without being too overpoweringly tart...just perfectly yummy! This is a keeper recipe, for sure.

1 comment:

Carly said...

I was looking to make something like this today - Thanks for sharing!