Nothing beats the late summer heat like a slice of buttery lemon bread with a layer of creamy cool frosting. And not only do the blueberries in this dessert give you an excuse to visit your local farmer’s market, but they also make the bread burst with color! It’s the perfect way to end a summertime picnic.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon lemon zest
- ½ tablespoon milk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line an 8×4 glass loaf dish with parchment paper, buttering both the sides and bottom of the dish (this will turn the edges of the bread nice and golden brown and also make it easier for you to get the loaf out of the dish later).
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, lemon juice, and eggs.
Gradually add the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk into the mixture. Make sure you pause every now and then to thoroughly combine these dry ingredients into the wet batter.
Place 2 tablespoons of flour into a small, separate dish and gently toss the blueberries around in it, making sure to evenly coat the outside of each berry. This will help the berries stick in the bread as it bakes instead of sinking to the bottom.
Take the lemon zest and your flour-coated blueberries and fold them both into the mixture.
Pour the completed batter into your prepared loaf dish.
Bake the bread for 60 minutes. When a knife comes out clean, it’s ready!
Pull the loaf out and set it aside to cool in the dish for 40 minutes.
While the bread cools, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, milk, and vanilla to make your glaze. Stir the mixture until you’re left with a smooth topping.
When the bread has cooled completely, drizzle your glaze over the top. Then you’re ready to serve it up!
I hope you’re having a super sweet summer! Make sure to let me know if you decide to give this recipe a whirl.