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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Bread

 
I found this wonderful recipe for moist lemony bread with blueberry's from my new cookbook that I am loving.  The lemon and blueberry  with this buttery moist crumb is the perfect combination of sweet and tart and melt in your mouth goodness.  This put a big smile on my face, and desserts should do that :)  "Home Baked Comfort" is full of lots of homestyle,  comforting desserts, featuring well known bakers and bloggers from across the country!  Check it out here:  http://astore.amazon.com/rosscoubak-20/detail/1616282002

Home Baked Comfort (Williams-Sonoma): Featuring Mouthwatering Recipes and Tales of the Sweet Life with Favorites from Bakers Across the Country
Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp grated lemon zest - plus more if your feeling extra lemony
3 large eggs at room temp
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 small package fresh blueberries (1/2 pint) washed and stems picked off
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice for brushing-optional
For glaze:
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a loaf pan generously with baking spray.  Sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl.  In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest on med-high until incorporated and lightened.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, scrape sides of bowl as needed with spatula.  Add and beat the milk and vanilla until blended.  Add the dry ingredients and beat just until blended.  Toss the blueberries with about 1/2 tsp flour then gently fold into the batter.  Scrape batter into pan.  Bake about 50-60 minutes, rotating the pan a few times throughout the time, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool a few minutes in pan then remove from pan.  Poke holes throughout top with a wooden skewer and brush lemon juice over, this will intensify the lemon flavor.  Let cool.  Make the glaze- sift confectioner's sugar in a bowl and add lemon juice, stir with a whisk or fork until smooth and of drizzling consistency.  When the bread is cool drizzle glaze generously over top.  Let set a bit, then enjoy a slice with a nice cup of tea or coffee :)
Adapted from: Williams-Sonoma Home Baked Comfort

 
 
Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. This bread looks insanely soft, crumby and fluffy - drooling :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  2. Thanks, yes it is, love this texture!

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  3. Oh, this looks so delectable. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. That looks so good! I am going to try this one. Yum...

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  5. Ohh Rosie I can't WAIT to make this! I love the combination of lemon and blueberry. I have some friends tell me they've never tried that together. I am going to bake this and let them see how incredible it is! :)

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    1. Thanks Maria - it's such a lovely combination ~ hope you all love it :)

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