Who can resist the flavors of lemon and blueberry?
Not my mom! I've said this many times before, and I'll say it again.....Mom is a lemon lover. Anything lemon, bars, pie, cake, cookies, hard candies..you name it.
So obviously when I found this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Bread I bookmarked it and took it along with me on my next trip to visit mom. First thing I made when I got there was this Lemon Blueberry Bread, so we could munch on it during my visit.
The recipe is one adapted from JoyofBaking.com. You can find her recipe here. A wonderful site with how-to videos of most recipes, and a great resource. Note: She put a lemon glaze on the top. We chose to leave this off as it was sweet enough. This is not really what I would consider a quick bread. It was more like making a cake. It's denser, and a little more involved than a quick bread, however, the results were heavenly. Just ask my mom the lemon expert!
Kitchen tip: When folding fresh blueberries into a batter use a delicate hand so they don't crush and stain the batter blue. Tossing blueberries in a little flour helps to prevent them from falling to the bottom of the bread during baking.
Now I'm off to find another lemon wonder for my next visit with my Mom!
Lemon Blueberry Bread
adapted from JoyofBaking.com
makes 1 loaf
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1T lemon zest
1 c fresh blueberries
1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c Splenda or sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
1/2 c 2% milk