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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Bread


Blueberry Lemon Bread
via A Kitchen Muse

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons lemon zest (zest of one medium lemon)
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Method

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Butter and sugar a 9- or 10-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon zest.

Slowly mix in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

Lightly coat blueberries with a small amount of flour. Gently fold in blueberries into the batter. Spoon batter into loaf pan.

Bake for about one hour, or until golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

When the bread has about 5 minutes cooking time left, bring remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and lemon juice to boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Once removed from the oven, pierce the top of the hot loaf several time with a cooking chopstick (or knife) without touching the bottom of the loaf in pan. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the loaf.

Cool for 30 minutes in pan on a wire rack, then turn bread out of pan and cool completely on rack.


NOTES

Blueberry lemon CRACK BREAD is more like it. !)@(#*$&%^ *BLISS*

I wanted something blueberry lemon flavored for months, but wasn't sure what. Somehow I knew, though, when I saw this bread that this was IT. Tart but not too tart, sweet but not too sweet, melty berries, cake-like bread with a golden crust. Just wow. Absolute perfection.

Like the original poster said, make this for yourself, for your friends, for your coworkers, for whomever. JUST MAKE IT.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

OMG Melissa, this looks ah-mazing! I haven't been on your blog in a long while and now I'm going to have to go crazy and print out all of these recipes and start cookin! Everything looks sooo good. drool...

Unknown said...

OH sorry Melissa, the comment was from me, Remy!

Melissa said...

Ha! :D Thanks for letting me know, my dear. Enjoy!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow, you have no idea how badly I want to go home and make this! It's decadent, Melissa!

Melissa said...

Katherine, it's like a gigantic blueberry muffin with lemon sugar glaze. It cannot be bad!!

Carlos said...

This certainly looks like $#@ing bliss! It's on my list!

I found a recipe for a lemon loaf a while back that was delicious. It was the first thing I ever baked that didn't come from a box, so it wasn't perfect, but it was way good!

http://likemotherlikedaughters.com/2010/07/lemon-lemon-lemon-loaf/

Melissa said...

Carlos, I've made four loaves now. It's so so good! I only stopped making it because last time I ate almost a whole one myself in one day. O_o Enjoy!