Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lemon Berry Loaf

Fresh blueberries and raspberries take center stage in this moist and tangy lemon bread.

Hun... What's for Dinner? | Lemon Berry Loaf- Fresh blueberries and raspberries take center stage in this moist and tangy lemon bread.

Last week, while I was at the Dollar Store, I found these super cute disposable loaf pans. I quickly threw two of the many patterns into my cart, and continued my shopping. When I came home, I was so excited to try them, but I didn't know what to make with them. I had some blueberries and raspberries in the fridge that were soon to go bad, so I decided to make some lemon berry bread. I remembered seeing the most amazing Lemon Blueberry Bread, over at Moore or Less Cooking Blog, so decided to use my friend Nettie's recipe as a guide. I did make a few changes, but I pretty much stuck to the recipe.

Holy YUM is all I can say! The bread was fantastic. Moist, tangy and sweet. Since my disposable loaf pans were smaller than a regular loaf pan, I ended up with 5 loaves. I kept one, and brought the other 4 loaves to school. There was only 2 days of school left, and thought the teachers would enjoy a little treat. Queenie's teacher knew right away who had left the goodies in the staff room and quickly found me to tell me how yummy the lemon berry bread was, LOL. Mr. B and I really enjoyed the bread, while Queenie said she loved it, but only had a few nibbles. Hubby isn't much of a dessert guy, so he missed out on something spectacular. This is a great way to use up those gorgeous summer berries!

Hun... What's for Dinner? | Lemon Berry Loaf- Fresh blueberries and raspberries take center stage in this moist and tangy lemon bread.

Lemon Berry Loaf

1/2 C butter, room temperature
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 C sour cream
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 C blueberries
1/2 C raspberries

1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp milk (more if needed)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon extract, vanilla, sour cream, lemon zest and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just combined.

Gently fold in 1/2 C blueberries and all the raspberries. Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan (or fill disposable loaf pans, half full with batter) and sprinkle with remaining blueberries. Bake for 55-60 minutes (20-30 minutes for smaller loaves); until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, before removing it to a cooling rack, to cool completely (if using cute disposable pans, let the loaves cool completely in the pans).

In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the lemon extract, lemon zest, lemon juice and milk (adding more milk if needed). Drizzle glaze over cool loaf. Let set and drizzle any remaining glaze over the loaf once more.

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Tara Noland said...

I love the combo of lemon and berries together especially blueberries, gorgeous recipe!!

Nettie Moore said...

This truly is a fabulous bread, now I want to make it again! Nettie <3

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

I've love to see this at our #theWeekendSocial #27. Linky! We start tonight at 9:00PM EST. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com
We go through Sunday! Blueberries are so wonderful this time of year.

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

You got me at lemon. Looks so yum!

Cindy Jamieson said...

Nettie, it is fabulous!! You totally rock <3

Lemon and berries is one of my favourite combos too Tara :)

Thanks for the invite KC. I'll stop in once you are live!

Linda @ForkandForage said...

I lurve lemon bread and the addition of the berries makes it sound even more fabulous. Yummy!

Laura@Baking in Pyjamas said...

The combination of the berries with lemon sounds like a great combination. The loaf looks delicious. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us when the party goes live on Sunday. Have a great day!

Katerina said...

Delicious bread! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All submissions get pinned to our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

Sarah Olson said...

This loaf looks amazing! I love lemon and blueberry together!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
We will just love your Lemon and Blueberry loaf, I love this combination. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen