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This post was originally published on The Globe and Mail.

  • lemon and blueberry loaf recipe - another sujon.co.nz articlePreparation time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 2 loaves

 

Ingredients for Fruit Loaf

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • zest from two lemons
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups Sujon frozen Blueberries

 

Ingredients for the Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 ¼ to 2 ½ cups icing sugar

 

Method

– Loaf

Preheat the oven to 1600c. Grease and flour 2 x 8 cup loaf pans (23 x 13 x 8 cm).

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the lemon zest. Set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, cream the butter on medium high, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Add the sugar a ½ cup at a time, and cream until fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one by one, making sure that they are fully mixed in before adding the next. Once all the eggs are incorporated, turn up the speed on your mixer and beat until fluffy (about 10 seconds). Return to medium speed and beat in the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Turn the mixer back up for a few seconds to fluff it up again.

With the mixer on low speed, or with a large spoon, stir in ⅓ of the flour mixture, followed by ½ cup of the buttermilk. Then stir in another ⅓ of the flour mixture and the remaining ½ cup of buttermilk. Add the final ⅓ of flour and gently mix until just incorporated. Fold in the blueberries.

Split the batter between two greased loaf pans. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 85 to 95 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before turning it out on to a wire rack. Drizzle liberally with the glaze while still warm. Let cool before slicing.

– Glaze

Mix the lemon juice and buttermilk together. Gradually whisk in icing sugar until the glaze is sweetened to your liking (it should be a little bit tangy to compliment the sweet cake).

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