Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Bread

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There are not many things that scream summer like lemons and blueberries! It is the height of fresh blueberry season. Pick up some blueberries at your local farmer's market or grocery store and surprise your family or a special friend with this most delicious treat!

Lemon Blueberry Bread

1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
6 Tbls. unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsps. grated lemon rind
½ cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries

Glaze:
3 Tbls. fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl and set aside. Beat butter with 1 cup sugar in second bowl. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each one. Add lemon rind. Next, add flour mixture, alternating with milk. Fold in blueberries. (Sprinkle small amount of flour of blueberries to prevent sinking to the bottom of the bowl.) Spoon batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake 325° F. for 1 hour 15 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. (If using a dark non-stick pan, cook time will be just over 1 hour). Place on wire rack to cool slightly. Bring lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar to a boil. Pierce loaf and spoon mixture over loaf. Let stand in pan 1 hour to cool completely.

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