Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
I had a bunch of fresh blueberries, lemons, buttermilk & white chocolate chips to use up after the Scandinavian leg of the Zaar World Tour #6. This morning I was making a Greek breakfast wrap for Zingo that would use up Kalamata olives & feta cheese, but I wasn't sure my family was going to like it, so I created this moist & delicious quick bread to "sweeten the deal". ;) Incidentally, they ended up enjoying both the Greek wraps & the bread! :D
- 1 lemon, juice and zest of
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease one 9x5 loaf pan.
- Zest the lemon, then squeeze the juice from it. (You should have approximately 4 Tablespoons of juice, which will be divided.) Set zest and juice aside.
- In large mixer bowl, beat together the sugar, melted butter, 3 Tablespoons of the lemon juice, lemon zest and the eggs.
- In smaller bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half to the egg mixture and beat to combine.
- Add the buttermilk, combine and then add the rest of the flour mixture. Beat until smooth.
- Fold in white chocolate & blueberries.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then gently turn out onto a platter or baking rack.
- While warm, combine the remaining lemon juice with enough powdered sugar to create a semi-thin glaze.
- Pour evenly over the bread.
- Serve warm or cool.
The fresh lemon and blueberries make for a moist, delicious bread. I particularly like the fact that both the lemon juice and zest are used. After tossing in some fresh raspberries and cutting the sugar down it still turned out great. I'm not sure the powdered sugar glaze is necessary since the bread itself is already plump with sweetness and lemon flavor, but if you're a lemon fanatic, it might be worth including. Thank you!