glazed lemon + blueberry bread

July 10, 2019

moist, light and deliciously satisfying! this bread has the perfect amount of lemony flavor that doesn't overpower and is packed full of blueberries that provide a burst of freshness in every bite. it’s topped with a thin layer of homemade lemon glaze that adds just the right amount of sweetness. this bread serves as the perfect breakfast or after-dinner treat!

glazed lemon + blueberry bread

yields: 1 loaf              prep time: 15 minutes               bake time: 55-65 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed

2 tsp. lemon zest

½ cup milk

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, rinsed

1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

 

glaze

3 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 cup powdered sugar

lemon zest, for topping

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare a lightly greased bread loaf pan.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • Using the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar in your stand mixer.

  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest and continue mixing until smooth and creamy.

  • With the mixer still running, add half of the dry ingredients to the mixture, then the milk and then the other half of the dry. Mix until fully incorporated.

  • In a small bowl, toss your rinsed blueberries in 1 Tbsp. of flour until they are fully coated.

    • this ensures that the blueberries won’t sink to the bottom of the batter when baking

  • Gently stir the blueberries into the batter.

  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Allow the bread to cool for at least 30 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack.

  • While the bread is cooling, whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.

  • Pour the glaze over the top of the cooled bread loaf and top with some more lemon zest.

  • Let the glaze set before cutting into it. Enjoy!

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