Monday, February 7, 2011

Baking Extravaganza 2: Lemon Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread--because I love blueberries and it sounded good. That sounded like a good enough reason to get baking for me. Plus, it kept the kitchen nice and warm.

What's Needed:
1/3 C. butter, softened
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
3 T. lemon juice
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. milk
1 C. fresh or frozen blueberries
NOTE: If using frozen blueberries, do NOT thaw before adding to batter.

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in eggs and lemon juice.

3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

4. Fold in the blueberries.

5. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pan.

6. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Optional Glaze: (Drizzle over warm bread)
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 C. sugar

My Rating: A
PointsPlus: 3 per slice (You should be able to get about 20 slices out of this loaf)

Inspired by: Taste of Home Baking Book

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