Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread









What do you do with an abundance of lemons in your refrigerator?   Yes, make lemonade or make lemon blueberry tea bread.  It's not often I make sweets around here, but when I do the request is usually for something with chocolate.   I'm offended when I have to throw food away so today I decided I needed to use up the lemons.  It's a hot and humid day and normally I would not be heating the oven.  

This recipe has been in my file for years.  It's wonderful with hot tea, but today we'll enjoy it with a tall glass of  iced tea.





Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread

  1. 1/3 cup of melted butter
  2. 1 cup of sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  5. 1 1/2 cup of flour
  6. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon of salt
  8. 1/2 cup of milk
  9. 2 tablespoons of grated lemon zest
  10. 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  11. 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8 x 4 loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs and lemon juice.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and then add alternating with milk.  Fold in nuts, lemon zest and nuts.  Pour into loaf pan and cook for 60 to 70 minutes until a tester comes out clean.  Invert bread onto cooling rack.  While your bread is still warm mix together the glaze.

2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/4 cup of white sugar 

  Pour over the still warm loaf.




Do you do much baking in the summer?  Or do you avoid the extra heat in your kitchen?





I do hope you are enjoying your summer. ♥




38 comments:

  1. Wow does this look good and seems like a summer treat to me. I do heat up the oven on occasion, but not much if I can help it. It would be worth it for this goodie! I also continue my afternoon hot tea tradition in the summer. There is the theory that it cools you off, but I'm not sure about that!

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    1. My mother-in-law used to say the same thing about hot coffee on a hot day! I adore hot tea, but when it's so warm I have one cup hot in the morning and I drink the rest of the pot over ice during the day. Stay cool, Dotsie. ♥

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  2. Martha Ellen, this lemon blueberry tea bread looks so Yummy. Lots of blueberries ooooozing out of it. And such a pretty glass dish to serve it on. I don't bake as much in the summer months, but I can't resist sometimes and make my favorite chocolate brownies. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Martha Ellen. Love that red table cloth too. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, brownies are often requested at our home. My husband loves chocolate, but he also likes this tea bread. I recently picked up this tablecloth on sale at Home Goods. Have a lovely weekend. ♥

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  3. Hello my dear :-)
    Oh my that looks so very delicious! I avoid baking when it's hot out side!! ;-)
    Dropping by to say a quick hello (before my computer shuts down on me) But I see that you have been traveling again how lovely :-) xxx ooo many blessings Dearest friend love, Linnie

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    1. Nice to see you, Linnie! I hope your summer is going well. We're in a very hot stretch right now. Stay cool dear one. ♥

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  4. Wow, that looks really good. I'm going to have to try that. Like Daddy, I love my chocolate, but lemon-flavored sweets are also delicious.

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    1. The way you love lemon, this is a winner for you! Love you, Mom. ♥

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  5. Oh that does look yummy. How much baking have I done? Zip. (And those grandsons have been most shocked.) The little bouquet of zinnias is most charming...

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    1. The grands do love it when we bake, Vee. With your wonderful wild blueberries this bread would be great. Our zinnias are blooming just when we need more color. ♥

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  6. Oh this looks delicious! I do lov things made with lemon!

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    1. I think you would enjoy it if you love lemons, Liz. ♥

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  7. Oh my...I am going to make this bread today Martha Ellen..just what I needed! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I hope you enjoy this easy tea bread, Betsy. Have a great weekend. ♥

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  8. Mmmmm! Your Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread looks so yummy, Martha Ellen! I'm sure it was truly enjoyed by your whole family. I haven't been baking this summer, as we have been enjoying fresh fruit each day. I am already looking forward to baking for some tea parties this Autumn! Can't wait to gather dear friends near!

    Your garden looks so pretty! Such pretty colors in your Zinnia bouquet, too. We have a delightfully cool, refreshing summer day today. It will be just perfect for playing in the garden! Wishing you sweet summer days, dear Martha Ellen! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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    1. Dawn, we love the summer fruit and vegetables this time of year as well. There is a wonderful abundance to choose.
      I am a little jealous of your weather as it's been so hot and humid here. Grayden and I take our walk at 7 am and it's still quite muggy.
      Your fall tea parties sound so nice. Maybe you can try this tea bread for them. I hope your day is full of joy as you play in your garden, dear Dawn. ♥

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  9. That looks delicious, Martha Ellen. I was just thinking about the combination of lemon and blueberry yesterday! It's delicious! A friend brought me a blueberry scone with fresh lavender in it!! and with a lemon glaze.. Now I've got two more treats i need to bake. Thank you for including the recipe. Our summer in Wisconsin has been wonderful, even if so far I'm viewing it mostly from the porch. It's a beautiful time of year. xoxo

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    1. Oh, Judy, fresh lavender in a blueberry scone with lemon glaze sounds quite elegant. I think you would enjoy this tea bread as well. I'm so glad the weather is cooperating so you can enjoy the outdoors from your porch. Your views are lovely. Take care, dear one. xoxo ♥

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  10. I was hoping to go blueberry picking this month, but it's been unbearably hot these past two weeks! But I've bookmarked this post and filed it in Recipes.

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    1. It has been quite oppressive, Cathy. It's during these times I feel like it's winter again, having to stay indoors. You will enjoy this recipe when you get a chance to make it. ♥

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  11. Baking... Oh my..... Too hot.... As many say....

    Dislike having to shut up and turn on A/C too. but am so grateful for it. I just don't "do heat/humidity well," in my olden years!

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    1. Tessa, we are experiencing some really hot weather right now. I do hope you are staying cool. ♥

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  12. Hi! I'm stopping by via Patti Gardner's blog "Embracing Home." Your tea bread looks delicious! I'll definitely make it sometime...hopefully sooner than later! Nice to meet you, Martha Ellen!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Becky. I hope you will try this tea bread. Nice to meet you as well. ♥

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  13. Oh my goodness. I just happen to have a bunch of lemons in my frig right now. I think that this will be happening at my house tomorrow. No, I don't do a lot of baking in the summer, but there are always exceptions. :)

    Stay cool, Martha Ellen!!

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    1. Sounds like a good plan, Cheryl. It has been an oppressive week and really not conducive to baking. Maybe early morning. Air conditioning sure is wonderful these days. You stay cool as well. ♥

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  14. This looks delicious, Martha! I have not baked much this summer but I do have to bring dessert to a get together next week so this looks like it would be a good recipe to try for that.

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    1. Pat, I you would enjoy this tea bread. It's a good combination of sweet and sour! Have a great evening. ♥

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  15. Oh my, that does look good.

    But the weather has not been conducive to baking, around here.

    Which is probably, *good*.... LOL

    Stay cool hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. Tessa, I guess we're all in the same heat wave. Stay cool. ♥

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  16. Martha, Love the color of your daylilies, do you know the name of them? Not much of a cook here, but love to eat anything made with lemons. I enjoyed following your trip to Bermuda, just refreshing!~

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    1. Jeri, I think the red ones are called Red Magic and the orange ones are Kawnso. These were pass along plants from a friend years ago. They are growing like weeds. It's been a good year for daylilies around here.
      We enjoyed Bermuda and found it quite interesting. I do hope you are staying cool, dear Jeri. ♥

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  17. Perfection! Lemons and blueberries are a favorite. In fact, I have some lemons that I need to use. Thanks for then recipe.

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    1. It's a great combination of sweet and tart. Have a great weekend, Linda. ♥

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  18. How did I miss this post last week? I love tea breads like this. Sometimes I will make it as mini-muffins, though, instead of in a loaf pan. If I'm lucky, I can get a couple dozen minis into the freezer before my husband knows they're there.

    I do bake in the summer, though not as often as I do in the colder months. Baking is just so homey and comforting in the winter.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Patti, that's a good idea to make them into muffins and freeze. With our grandson living with us they would never make it into the freezer!
      I think we are all in the same boat with heat and humidity. I hope you are staying cool. ♥

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