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You're in for a berry zesty treat!

Yield:
5
Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
30 min (Bake)
Photo of Lemon Blueberry Mini Loaves

Recipe by Milk Calendar 2017

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Loaf Pans (5)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Bowls
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh blueberries
  • LEMON GLAZE (OPTIONAL):
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat over to 375°F (180°C). Butter well (5x3-inch/500 mL) 5 loaf pans/ Set on a baking sheet. 

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar and finely grated zest from lemon until creamy. Measure milk, then stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice. Set aside. Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla. Don't worry if mixture curdles.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour with cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Set aside 1/3 cup (75 mL) blueberries. Gently stir remaining blueberries into batter. 

4. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle with reserved berries. Bake 30 to 35 min or until a tester inserted in centre of loaves comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 min. Run a knife around edge of loaves and remove from pans. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. 

5. Lemon Glaze: Finely grate 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon zest into a small bowl and squeeze out a tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice. Stir in icing sugar. It will be quite thick. Once loaves have cooled completely dip fork in glaze and using a back-and-forth motion over loaves, drizzle glaze on top. 

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