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Lemon Blueberry Bread With Lemon Glaze Recipe

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

This scrumptious lemon blueberry bread is delightful as a snack or a dessert. The smell of the lemon is really tempting!

This scrumptious lemon blueberry bread is delightful as a snack or a dessert. The smell of the lemon is really tempting!

A Springtime Treat

As I await spring's arrival, my thoughts have turned to citrusy baked goods. This lemon and blueberry loaf with a simple lemon glaze on top is one of my favorite recent creations. Both the ingredients and the preparation are simple. You don't even need a mixer for this recipe; a hand whisk is all you need.

Lemon and Blueberry: The Perfect Combination

After seeing a similar recipe on a baking show, I was determined to make this loaf. The lemon and blueberry combination is perfect; I love how they go so well together. The sour lemon and the sweet blueberries complement each other so pleasantly.

Tips for Making a Smooth Glaze

I was amazed by how just two ingredients are sufficient to make a smooth lemon glaze. Some recipes also call for vanilla extract, but I decided to omit this ingredient. To get the correct texture, make sure to add the lemon juice little by little. It's amazing how only a small amount of liquid can turn the sugar into a paste. The moment the icing sugar combines thoroughly with lemon juice, you should stop adding it. Too much lemon juice will make the glaze runny and loose.

Delicious Bread

I was delighted with this bread. The texture was just right; it didn't crumble as I cut it, and the blueberries stayed perfectly where they should. By the way, you can mix the blueberries with a little bit of flour before combining them into the mixture. It helps the blueberries from sinking to the bottom. Enjoy this loaf with a cup of coffee or tea. I hope you and your family will enjoy this treat as much as we do!

I snacked on a slice of lemon blueberry bread in the afternoon with a latte. Delicious!

I snacked on a slice of lemon blueberry bread in the afternoon with a latte. Delicious!

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Ingredients

For the bread mixture:

  • Lemon zest (I grated 3 lemons) make sure wash lemons before grating
  • I cup blueberries (washed and drained)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cup self-raising flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil

For the lemon glaze:

  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a loaf baking pan with a parchment or baking paper, then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and the lemon zest. Use a whisk to combine evenly.
  3. Combine the eggs into the mixture and continue mixing them.
  4. Add the half-and-half, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil into the mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. In a medium bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Mix to combine.
  7. Add the blueberries into the mixture. Use a spatula and mix to combine.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake the bread for 1 hour or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Place the bread on a cooling rack. Let it cool completely before glazing and decorating.
  11. For the lemon glaze: In a medium bowl, combine the icing sugar and lemon juice. Use a whisk to mix until becomes a smooth paste.
  12. Pour the lemon glaze on top of the bread. Let the glaze set for 30-45 minutes before cutting. Cut the lemon into a thin-sliced and put on the glaze for a simple decoration. (You can also put edible flowers.)
  13. Serve the bread with a cup of coffee or tea.

© 2020 Liza

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