Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BlueBerry Bread

HI. I bet you were not even worrying where I was yet. HA HA.
So the last few weeks I have gone blueberry picking several times. In these parts that's what we country folk do. In June you go strawberry picking, then you make strawberry jam. After the jam is made you immediately grab a spoon and eat it out of the jar. Oh yeah and don't judge me but I have totally finished jars before....oh it is pure heaven. Then usually in August you go blueberry picking but for whatever reason we have been going in July this year. I'm not sure why, maybe the crazy heat waves we have been getting. But because I have wonderful, fat, juicy berries I of course needed to make something. So I made skillet cobbler...mmm that was good. I will get that recipe to you, so you can love it too. Then we ate lots of plain berries out of the bowl. Then I made blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Those were bangin' too. MMM I am totally getting hungry right now. OK focusing again.....Today I made BLUEBERRY BREAD. I have seen this several times in blog world but never made it. I have no idea why I waited so long but oh man was it good. This recipe I found though a google search on a website called COOKTHINK. It made two loafs and I shared one with my sister after she shared zucchini/carrot bars with me. Those also were awesome. Thank you sister! So if you have just gotten back from picking berries or if you froze them to savor that summer taste all year. You defiantly need to try this recipe, it's healthy and easy.

Grease two loaf pans

1 c walnuts chopped(I didn't do this)

1/4 c packed brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 c sugar-divided

3 TB flax seed meal(see healthy)

2 tsp BP

1/2 tsp salt(omitted this b/c I had salted butter)

2 sticks unsalted butter-room temp

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 plain nonfat yogurt(I had full fat and it was still good)

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat your oven till 350

In a small bowl combine your nuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and 1/4 c white sugar. Mix and set aside-this is your topping

In another bowl mix flour, flax, BP, and salt. Set this aside-this goes in at the end

Finally in your BIG mixer bowl, cream butter and remaining white sugar. About 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Add yogurt until almost smooth. Add flour stuff. Then gently fold in your berries.

Pour evenly into loaf pans then top with the sugar topping.

Let cook for 60-75 minutes. Totally let it cook that long because I got impatient and only let it go for 50 minutes and the middle sunk on me. Although this is a reoccurring problem with me because even banana bread I have not mastered. It seems that the bread gets really brown and it appears done but alas it is not. Any suggestions how I can get that nice crack(this is a place I want crack showing) at the top with out over baking the bread. Well enjoy the recipe and let me know how it goes for you.

Have a great day
P.S. I tired hiding the sink in the picture. How'd I do?

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