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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Bread (Wheat Flour)

'Lemon Blueberry bread' the name has it all,a tea bread with citrus flavors & juicy sweet blueberries.Blueberries are rich in anti oxidants,high in fiber,high in potassium and low in sodium.The bread is very fragrant of its lemony flavors once out from the oven.The lemon glaze adds a shiny sweet top.Though I adapted the recipe from here but modified the flours and quantity of baking powder accordingly.The change in flours is just to bring out a healthier version for kids but at the same time didn't wish a very dense bread which kids might not nod 'yes'.This bread unlike other wheat flour breads is lighter but not as light as the one with all purpose flour.Do give this a try and enjoy !!!

wheat flour 1 cup
all purpose flour 1/2 cup
baking powder 1.5 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp
milk 1/2 cup + 2tbsp
grated lemon zest 1 tsp
eggs 2 (at room temperature)
blue berries, washed 1 cup
unsalted butter 1/3cup (75g), melted
granulated sugar 3/4 cup-1 cup
lemon juice 2 tbsp

for lemon glaze
lemon juice 2 tbsp
powdered sugar 1/2 cup (granulated sugar 1/3 cup)
melted butter 2 tbsp

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-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the centre of the oven, line a bread loaf pan (9*5*3) with butter on the sides and bottom or parchment paper.
-In a bowl, sift the flours, baking powder and salt twice.Remove 1 tbsp of flour and then add in the lemon zest.Toss the blueberries in the1tbsp flour as it helps preventing the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the pan, keep aside.
-In another bowl, with an electric mixer beat the eggs until pale(a minute).Add in the granulated sugar, beat again until creamy, light and fluffy.
-Add the melted butter.Add in the vanilla extract. Combine well.
-Mix the flour mixture and milk alternating till you finish the flours.Gently fold in the tossed blueberries without crushing them.

-Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth out the top using a spoon.Place and bake in pre heated oven for 50-60 minutes or till tooth pick inserted in  the centre comes out clean. Mine was done in 50 minutes.
-Place on wire rack and in the meantime, microwave/heat the granulated sugar, butter and lemon juice mentioned under glaze in a bowl for 20-30 secs until sugar is dissolved. OR use powdered sugar, melted butter and lemon juice, mix without lumps.
-Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Place a parchment paper at the bottom and place the bread.
-When the bread is cooling, pierce the top of loaf using a wooden skewer or tooth pick and then brush the top with glaze all over. Leave to set for 20 minutes.
- Cool completely.Cut in slices and serve !!

Servings~ 1 loaf (9*5*3)

NOTES* You can use all purpose flour (1.5 cups) alone and in that case use 1tsp of baking powder instead of 1.5 tsp.It gives a pound cake texture.
* Tossing the blueberries in flour prevents sinking of blueberries to bottom to a large extent.
* If you wish a yellowish tinged colour bread then opt for all purpose flour alone.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

love this bread with healthy flour in it.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

This is just amazing..loved the blueberry & lemon flavor in it...

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting bread said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful luking bread.iam tempting...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and tasty bread....... Well explained dear!

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious loaf with blueberry and whole wheat yumm.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

cant wait to try this
bluberry and lemon both are my fav

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting bread...Perfectly done..

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking loaf!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

god... that looks like an amazing loaf...

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

I love baking bread and yours is original and I'm sure, I'll love to bake it. Cheers from Valencia.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to start my day with this fantastic fruity bread.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

love the crumbly texture..yummy!

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely bread recipe, looks delicious..

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so moist …awesome with a cup of coffee

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely bread, I love citrus flavours :)

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy bread,lovely