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
- 1/3 cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
- 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
I do hope you are enjoying your summer. ♥