Friday, March 16, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Bread

I had a packet of frozen blueberries in the freezer with the idea of making a smoothie. Tried it once and the kid didnt like it at all. So I used half of them in this blueberry muffins earlier and the rest went into this delicious blueberry bread. Do try this recipe, its definitely a keeper.




Source - JoyOfBaking
Ingredients:
 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup butter softened at room temperature 
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tblsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberrries
1/2 cup milk


For the lemon glaze:
 2 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.


Method:
Preheat the Oven to 350F
Prepare a loaf pan by buttering up the sides and bottom.
In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt, whisk well to combine.
Take a table spoon of this flour mixture in a small bowl and gently coat the blueberries.

In an other bowl cream the butter with the electric mixture until soft.
Add the sugar and beat for another 2 -3 minutes till it becomes creamy. 
Add the egg one by one and beat well to incorporate.
Scrape the sides of the bowl using a spatula and beat the mixture till its smooth and pale.
Now add the flour mixture in three additions alternating with the milk, ending with the flour.
Gently fold in the blueberries. Do not overmix.


Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.






For the glaze:
Place the pan on a wire rack. 
In a microwavable bowl add the sugar and lemon juice , warm it up for 20 secs or just until the sugar dissolves.
Poke holes on the bread with a tooth pick and then gently brush the top with the warm liquid. 
Remove from the pan after 20 minutes.




Notes:
If using frozen blueberries , do not thaw, toss with flour and directly add to the prepared batter.
Do not skip the glazing part, its not too sweet and gives the bread a moist texture.





24 comments:

Aarthi said...

bread looks so good...love the flavour going around this

Julie said...

Delicious n flavorful slices.. Love the lemon glaze on top , I tried this for the muffins gives a nice flavor!!

Poonam Borkar said...

looks yummy..wonderful recipe!!
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Kanan said...

wonderful bread recipe. lemon and blubbery is my fav combination

Cham said...

I like fruit breads for the breakfast. This one came out perfect- got to try this one

Hema said...

Looks awesome, and the lemon glaze makes it even more tempting..

Srimathi said...

Its hard to make fruit bread perfect. Yours look good.

Anonymous said...

Could you please mention your source for the recipe? Thanks!

Stan

Sumi said...

Stan - the source of the recipe is Joyofbaking.com

Anu said...

Looks wonderful with lemon..

maha said...

yummy bread.looks wonderful....
Maha

hemalata said...

Delicious n flavorful bread looks so yummy.

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy,perfect loaf and beautiful clicks.

Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious.
Uma@Trendy Relish

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Laavanya said...

I have some super tart blueberries maybe i ought to try this recipe..looks awesome.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks super soft and perfect.. awesome pictures too :)
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faseela said...

wow...yummy recipe dear....superb dear.....

Puspha said...

Sumi, it looks FAB!!!

Pari said...

Looks yum, I'm yet to taste the blueberries. Perfect loaf.

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Namitha said...

That's a beautiful combination. I love quick breads a lot :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Lemon and berries make an yum combo....bread looks delectable....

An Open Book said...

this looks so good, and lemon and blueberry is sich a fab combo

Lavanya said...

looks yummy
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