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lemon glazed blueberry lemon bread

We all know that I don’t bake.

Yet I did, voluntarily, on Sunday.

Weird, I know!

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It all had to do with the blueberries that were on sale at Fry’s.

I bought them, only because they were on sale, then I didn’t know what to do with them … so I baked. The result was pretty darn fantastic! (Oh, I bought the pork loin on sale too… that recipe will follow soon.)

meyer

I used Meyer lemons, because I have them, but regular Lisbon lemons would be just as delicious.

2 varieties

If you need either, and you are in my neighborhood … contact me and you can pick as many as your heart desires.

expesive lemons

I do not charge $46 (plus $10 for shipping) for 3 pounds like they do on Food52/Provisions!!! In fact, I don’t charge anything, they are free for the picking. Meyer or Lisbon! And yes, both are organic!

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Before we get to the recipe, a few notes:

lemon glazed blueberry bread

I love to use a longer and thinner loaf pan for breads. There are more slices and they are a nicer size. A 12″ long by 4 1/2″ wide by 2 1/2″ deep loaf pan is my favorite size to use.

drips

When you use a glaze on baked goods, the glaze drips. Many recipes call for you to place the baked item on a rack – over waxed paper or such.

pastry scraper

Don’t bother, just place on a rack – on a clean counter. It is much easier to pick up the excess glaze drips with a pastry scraper and drizzle over the bread a second or even a third time this way.

drizzle the drips

When making the glaze, start with the juice from 1/2 a lemon and add more as needed. Powdered sugar soaks up liquid like a sponge, so start with a little and add more as needed, instead of adding too much liquid at the start and having to add more and more sugar to get the consistency you want.

lemon juice

baked

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Bread

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Grated zest and 1/3 cup juice of 3 Meyer lemons
  • 1  1/2 cups fresh blueberries, divided

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • Meyer lemon juice

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard 9 x 5-inch (or preferably a 12x 4.5 x 2.5-inch) loaf pan with cooking spray.

dry ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

butter and sugar

In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

eggs etc

Beat in eggs, vanilla, sour cream, lemon peel and juice. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined, do not overmix.

stir in blueberries

Use a large spatula to fold in 1 cup of the blueberries.

into pan

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup blueberries on top.

baked

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.

pourable glaze

Glaze: In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, lemon zest and the juice from half a lemon. If needed, add the juice from the remaining half of the lemon.

lemon glazed blueberry bread

Drizzle glaze over loaf. Let stand until set, for at least 30 minutes before slicing. blueberry loaf

Wrap the cooled loaf tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate up to a week.

Makes 1 loaf


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6 comments

1 sloane { 01.12.15 at 9:15 AM }

Yummy!
Maybe my daughter will bake this for me!

2 Kelly { 01.12.15 at 9:39 AM }

Looks soooo good!

3 Marissa { 01.12.15 at 10:02 AM }

Yummmm! I could use some lemons 🙂

4 Maureen { 01.12.15 at 1:00 PM }

Oh, I love, love Meyer lemons! I can’t find them here in Yuma!

5 Betsy { 01.12.15 at 2:33 PM }

sounds awesome– always make lemon bread at Christmas (forgot this year and we were all so sad) but with blueberries this looks delicious !!! Would love a couple of Meyer Lemons– some day when I am that way I will see if you are home – I assume the guard gate calls you — then we could finally meet !

6 Linda Hopkins { 01.12.15 at 3:48 PM }

Betsy, That would be fantastic! Anytime! And when you come, you HAVE to take more than a couple! I need to make a dent in it…

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