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Blueberry Lemon Bread

No recipe image available.Can you just imagine the lovely lemony aroma of this delightful bread baking in the oven? Now imagine you're eating a warm slice with blueberries in almost every bite. Oh, my!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature (preferably unsalted butter)
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar - divided use
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen, thawed and drained
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Butter, flour, and sugar a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1 cup sugar in large bowl until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon peel. Slowly mix in the reserved flour mixture alternately with the milk beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  4. Lightly coat blueberries with a small amount of flour (a scant tablespoon) by tossing in separate bowl. Gently fold blueberries into the batter. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, bring remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the lemon juice to boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  7. Pierce top of hot loaf several times with a long wooden pick without touching the bottom. Pour the hot lemon mixture over loaf in pan. Cool for 30 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Turn bread out of pan and cool completely on rack.

Makes 1 loaf.