Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Happy Friday everyone! Oh, and how is it already August? That’s just a tad crazy. I’m really hoping to make it to the beach this weekend, so fingers crossed that the weather holds.

blueberry bread batter

blueberries

Let’s talk blueberries. Who doesn’t love ‘em? I haven’t run the numbers or anything, but I would hazard a pretty confident guess that muffins are the most popular and ubiquitous blueberry baked good out there. And I think for good reason – I just love a good blueberry muffin. But it got me thinking, if you can make muffins, then you can make a loaf of quick bread, and you don’t see blueberry bread all that often. So I adapted a muffin recipe into a quick bread recipe and everyone loved it. I hope you will too!

blueberry bread

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread, sliced

slices of blueberry bread

blueberry bread

{One year ago: Creamy Smoked Trout on Pumpernickel Toasts and Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter Brittle}

Source: adapted from The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion

Ingredients:
8 tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup half-and-half
2 ½ cups fresh blueberries
2 tsp turbinado

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5” loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and baking powder, then add flour alternately with half-and-half, beating well after each addition. Add the blueberries and fold them in with a spatula.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with the turbinado. Bake in the oven for about 65 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove, let cool in the pan at least 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

5 responses to “Blueberry Bread

  1. Julie,
    I think there needs to be more blueberry bread in the world.
    I’m just back from a quick trip to the beach, and ready to cook with the sweet corn and peaches I picked up at a farm stand before I left Delaware.
    Good thing I put up blueberries before we left, as this bread would easily work with frozen berries, too, I’m sure.
    Thanks!

    • Texan New Yorker

      I think it would work fine with your frozen blueberries. And I agree, there absolutely should be more blueberry bread in the world! Hope you have a great trip. Thanks!

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  4. Lorraine Gramolini

    It’s in the oven NOW……1 hour left…..added rhubarb, just because we have so much……looking forward to the party…

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