Blueberry Lemon Loaf

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A family recipe for our favorite blueberry lemon bread. No mixer required! Like most sweet loaves, it tastes best when allowed to sit for a day, wrapped in plastic wrap.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Additional: 1 hr
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 1 – 9×5 inch loaf

Ingredients

1 lemon
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup melted butter
2 eggs
¼ cup sour cream
⅓ cup milk
1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups frozen blueberries

 

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Step 2
Grate the zest from the lemon onto a small plate. Cut the lemon in half, and squeeze the juice from both halves. Make a topping by whisking together 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, and the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3
Whisk together the white sugar, melted butter, eggs, sour cream, the remaining lemon zest, and the remaining lemon juice in a large bowl until evenly blended. Stir in the milk; set aside.

Step 4
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate large bowl. Remove 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and set aside. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; pour the milk mixture into the well and stir the batter just until combined.

Step 5
Fold the frozen blueberries into the reserved 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture, then fold the blueberries into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 6
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

Step 7
Remove from oven; immediately poke holes all over the top of the loaf with a toothpick, and pour the topping evenly over the loaf. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 43.8mg; sodium 174.7mg.

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