A couple of weeks ago a friend posted on FB a recipe for a Lemon Blueberry Bread. The recipe looked as if it would make a delicious bread and I decided I would try it out. A couple of things happened along the way of making the recipe: 1) The recipe as forwarded to me, did not have any instructions...only ingredients. 2) When I finally figured out how to put it together, temp to bake it at, time to bake, etc...I then discovered I did not have any lemons. So I used oranges instead.
Here is the recipe complete with instructions:
1/3 cup of melted butter 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 to 2 tablespoons grated orange zest 1 cup fresh blueberries 3-oz pecan pieces
For the glaze 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup powdered (confectioners sugar)
Preheat over to 350 (F)
Butter/prepare a 8" x 4" loaf pan (mine was closer to 9 x 5)
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients until blended
Add all the wet ingredients (except for blueberries, zest, and pecans)
Mix until well blended...by hand...do not use a mixer
Fold in the blueberries, zest, and pecans
Pour into prepared loaf pan
Bake at 350 (F) for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
Cool in loaf pan on rack for about 10 minutes, invert, and remove from loaf pan
Meanwhile prepare glaze: melt butter, add orange juice and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth.