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Lemon Blueberry Bread

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the zingy freshness of lemons with the juicy sweetness of blueberries? Look no further than the charming delight known as Lemon Blueberry Bread! Not only is this bread a pleasure to make, but its taste will burst in your mouth, leaving you craving for more.

Summer is the season of vibrant flavors, and two fruits that truly embody the essence of this sunny season are blueberries and lemons. These delightful fruits bring a burst of freshness and a tangy zing that perfectly complement the warm days and balmy nights. Whether enjoyed separately or combined in mouthwatering recipes like this Lemon Blueberry Bread, they are sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your summer culinary adventures.

The Joy of Lemon Blueberry Bread

lemon blueberry bread

The process of making Lemon Blueberry Bread is an absolute delight. From gathering the ingredients to pulling it out of the oven, every step is filled with anticipation and joy. The scent of freshly grated lemon zest will fill your kitchen, awakening your senses and uplifting your spirits. Mixing the vibrant blueberries into the batter adds a splash of color, making it even more enticing.

Once baked, the bread becomes a marvelous fusion of tanginess and sweetness. The bright lemon flavor dances on your taste buds, complemented perfectly by the juicy bursts of blueberry goodness. The contrast between the tartness of the lemon and the natural sweetness of the blueberries creates a divine symphony of flavors that will have you coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds!

Tips and Variations on Making Lemon Blueberry Bread

Here are a few tips to ensure your Lemon Blueberry Bread turns out absolutely scrumptious:

  1. Use fresh ingredients: For the best flavor, opt for fresh lemons and plump, ripe blueberries. Their natural essence will truly shine through in the bread.
  2. Zest it up: Grate the lemon zest finely to extract maximum flavor. This will infuse the bread with a burst of zesty goodness.
  3. Balance is key: Adjust the amount of lemon juice and sugar according to your taste preferences. If you prefer a more intense lemony kick, add a touch more juice.
  4. Get creative: If you're feeling adventurous, consider adding a handful of chopped nuts for a delightful crunch or a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top for an elegant finishing touch.

Summertime Delights: Blueberries and Lemons

lemon blueberry bread recipe

Lemon Blueberry Bread is not only a treat for you but also a delightful gift for loved ones. When baking this scrumptious bread, make an extra batch to share with friends, family, or neighbors. The happiness on their faces as they savor each mouthful will warm your heart and make the baking experience even more fulfilling.

So, roll up your sleeves, grab those lemons and blueberries, and embark on the wonderful journey of baking this oh-so-delicious bread. Get ready to have your taste buds dancing with delight in every single bite!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to bake a loaf of Lemon Blueberry Bread myself. Happy baking!

Cooking Method
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 60 min Rest Time: 15 min Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 10
Best Season Summer
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Kosher)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F and line a 9"x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper (or lightly grease with butter).

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix until well combined.
  3. While slowly mixing, add flour, baking soda, salt and milk in two batches (some flour, then some milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk).  Stop mixing as soon as it's just combined.
  4. Rinse the blueberries. Add the berries to the batter, gently stir, by hand, to combine.
  5. Pour batter into a pan that's been greased and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool bread in the pan for about 15 to 30 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack with a baking sheet below. This will help to catch the glaze.
  6. Mix the melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla, then pour glaze over the loaf.  Allow to set, this will only take a few  minutes. Enjoy!