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Thursday, August 29, 2013

lemon blueberry drizzle cake recipe

 

Hello friends. Today I’m stopping by for a quick Hello and to share my latest recipe with you.

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Are you eating lots of blueberries this summer? I sure hope so because blueberries are so good for you.

Did you know that blueberries help us fight aging, lower blood pressure, protect the heart and even boost our memories? I’ve been adding them to my morning protein drink, but I also love to bake with them.

Since everyone loved this cake so much I thought I’d share it with you.

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Adding the lemon syrup made this cake even more moist.

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For the glaze I needed to add a dash of milk. I found it too dry using only the lemon juice. 

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It’s perfect with your morning coffee…

If you make it I’d love to know what you think.

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Happy Thursday!

 

 

Lemon-Blueberry Drizzle Bread from Portuguese Girl Cooks.com
Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz/235g) all purpose flour, plus 1 teaspoon for blueberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or slightly less table salt)
1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (6oz/ 185g) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
3 large eggs
1/2 cup (4fl oz/125ml) whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (4oz/125g) fresh blueberries

For the Syrup:
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used meyer lemons)
4 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup (2oz/60g) confectioners sugar
about 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and adjust rack to the middle position. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar, butter, and lemon zest on     medium-high speed until light, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, until each one is incorporated. Add in the milk and vanilla extract, and beat until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated.

4. In a small bowl, toss clean blueberries with the 1 teaspoon of all-purpose flour. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

5. Bake until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 50 to 55 minutes. (this will depend on the size of your loaf pan). Allow bread to cool in pan for a few minutes then turn onto cooling rack.

6. While the bread is baking, make the lemon syrup. In a small saucepan, measure lemon juice and sugar, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, until all the sugar is dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.

7. Using a skewer, poke the top of the bread all over. Don’t be shy, you want all the syrup to go into the cake so it will be nice and moist. Brush the bread generously with the lemon syrup. Allow the bread to cool completely, about 2 to 3 hours.

8. To make the glaze: In a small bowl, mix the confectioners sugar and lemon juice, and whisk to combine. When bread is completely cool, drizzle the top with the glaze.

 

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17 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh this is so getting pinned Leslie - it looks fabulous!!!
Baking more now as an empty nester?
XOXO

Betty said...

yum! I think this might be a Sunday morning treat for my family. Thanks for sharing.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks delish! I so wish I had a piece of it right now. Thanks for sharing!

xo
Pat

Leslie said...

Thank you Leslie! This looks delicious .. and yes! .. I'm loving the berries this summer!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH this looks delicious...and so do your photos! Thanks for sharing, Leslie! Pinning!

Sarah said...

Like minds! I'm serving lemon cake today too. Wish I had a piece at this very moment, but sadly it's not all gone.
Have a great holiday weekend.......Sarah

Carla TePaske said...

Yummy. This is just what I love...Lemon! :-)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This looks so good Leslie! I've pinned it! And yes, I've eaten a ton of blueberries this summer! I eat cereal and berries almost every morning and I love berries on salads too! ... I've also eaten a ton of ice cream this summer, but we won't talk about that!

Lori said...

You had me at lemon then you go and throw blueberries in as well and I say yum! Keeping this Leslie and plan to make it soon. Happy long weekend. xo

Catherine Robinson said...

Oh Leslie...this is the way to my heart ;-) blueberries and lemon drizzle...my favourites! Thank you for sharing...I'll be baking this...probably tomorrow :-)
Have a lovely weekend.
xx

Art and Sand said...

I am watching what I eat lately and trying not to bake, but we have company this weekend and this looks perfect.

Thanks for the recipe.

must love junk said...

Oh, I'm drooling!! Two of my favorite flavors! :)
Susan

Monica said...

The lemon syrup looks like an awesome finishing touch! YUM!

Heather Lindstrom said...

I am so hungry right now and this looks delicious-especially with the lemon drizzle over the top. Glad to see you are enjoying some down time at home, it's so well-deserved my friend!
xx, Heather

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

this is mouthwatering...especially after my morning race.

anangloinquebec said...

Oh this looks fantastic. We just came back from our hot spot for blueberry picking. I have several freezer bags full in my freezer right now. I love them! I could certainly help with the memory booster...slow but sure...seems to be taking a slight toll. I will let you know Les...but I have a feelin'

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks so yummy!! Just printed the recipe...can't wait to try it!

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