Lemon-Blueberry Goodness

Now that the weather’s turning cooler, I’ve started baking again. Found this recipe for Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf the other day and wow, is it good!

Lemon-blueberry Loaf

Kind of a sticky, gooey mess, but worth it. The only change I made was to use skim milk yogurt. Here’s the recipe courtesy of sweetpeaskitchen.com:

Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

For the Loaf:

1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and rinsed

For the Lemon Syrup:

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar

For the Lemon Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of one 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and oil. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the blueberries with the remaining tablespoon of flour, and fold them very gently into the batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing loaf to a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.

While the loaf is cooling, make the lemon syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir together the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once dissolved, continue to cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside.

Use a toothpick to poke holes in the tops and sides of the warm loaf. Brush the top and sides of the loaf with the lemon syrup. Let the syrup soak into the cake and brush again. Let the cake cool completely.

To make the lemon glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of the lemon juice. The mixture should be thick but pourable. Add up to another tablespoon of lemon juice if the mixture is too stiff. Pour the lemon glaze over the top of each loaf and let it drip down the sides. Let the lemon glaze harden, about 15 minutes, before serving.

Yields: 1-9×5 loaf

Note:

This recipe will also yield about 12 standard muffins or 36 miniature muffins, baking time adjusted.
It could be doubled and baked in a well-greased and floured bundt pan, baking time adjusted.
This recipe could also be baked in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round, to create a thin cake (approx. 1 1/2 inches tall), baking time adjusted.

Printed From: http://www.sweetpeaskitchen.com

Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .

{carole}

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13 Responses to Lemon-Blueberry Goodness

  1. Blueberries…. My favorite! I’m totally making this soon!

  2. jacquelincangro says:

    I love the lemon-blueberry combination. This looks delicious. I’m going to give it a try.

  3. Caroline says:

    I can really imagine how this would taste. I’m sadly bad at baking but with a little assistance, I might succeed. I’d love to try it.

  4. kate says:

    This looks and sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Oh, THANK YOU, Carole. This looks spectacular. Going to give it a try.

  6. Jeanne says:

    This looks and sounds wonderful Carole. Can’t wait to find some time to try it.

  7. TBM says:

    This looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!

  8. That sounds awesome. I’m making that today.

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