Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sugar-Crusted Blueberry Quick Bread


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...One of my grandson's calls this leopard bread. I suppose I should be insulted, but I have to admit it's an apt description of a bread that tastes much better than it looks. The bread is very easy to prepare and it transports well, so, it was one of the treats I made for the nurses last week. My freezer is almost always packed with fruit hoarded from the summer's harvest. I hate to limit fruit breads and pastries to the summer kitchen, so I try to put by enough to assure our favorite desserts can be had year round. Despite a late and disappointing harvest, the blueberries I was able to freeze last summer were exceptionally flavorful and good enough to make this simple bread gift-worthy. If you don't already have a recipe for blueberry quick bread in your files, I can recommend this one without reservation. Frozen berries work really well in this recipe and make it possible to serve the bread year round. I hope you will give this version a try. I really think you'll like it. Here's the recipe.

Sugar-Crusted Blueberry Quick Bread...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
Bread
2 large eggs
1-1/3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour + 1 tablespoon flour, divided use
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Topping
1 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 x 5-inch pullman loaf pan or two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and grease paper. Set aside.
2) Combine eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat to combine. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla.
3) Whisk 3 cups flour, salt and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Add to liquid ingredients, beating just until blended.
4) Toss blueberries in reserved 1 tablespoon of flour. Fold into batter. Fold in walnuts,if using. Pour batter into pan.
5) To make topping: Mix butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over batter.
6) Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. Transfer pan to a cooling rack. Let sit in pan for 30 minutes. Remove bread from pan and continue cooling on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.








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31 comments:

Zee said...

wow this looks amazing!

Hovkonditorn said...

I like this bread a lot! Looks very delicious!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Quick bread is such a brilliant recipe, and I think it looks just as good as it tastes! :) I'm very jealous of you freezer full of fruit - I wish I could say that about mine!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great! I was just thinking the other day that I'm going to stock up on blueberries this year:@)

Priya said...

I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy these super yummy bread..

Red Nomad OZ said...

Ha! I can't make blueberry ANYTHING without the whole recipe looking like a bruise ... I guess that's the difference between you and me!!!

Suchi said...

Hello Mary, how are you? I have been away for a few weeks and missed my blogger friends :-)
I agree with your grandson, this does look like leopard bread...pretty apt name, like the crocodile and tiger breads :-)

Martha said...

Your grandsons name for this brought a chuckle :) Blueberries add so much goodness to baked things, this looks and sounds delicious, Mary!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The walnuts and the topping seem to make this one extra special!! Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Pam said...

I'm going to take this recipe out and show it to my blueberries and tell them to get busy!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

I absolutely love blueberries, Mary. My freezer is still full of peaches & apples needing used up from last season, which I suppose I should start getting used up. With my husbands shift I am not baking as much. I will share this with my Recipe Exchange as there are so many girls there that love blueberries as much as I. Thank you & blessings for the day to you and yours.

Kim said...

Love everythong with blueberries in!!!! This quick bread look really nice. I too tend to freeze a lot of fruits in the summer!

Alessandra said...

This is really good Mary!

Ciao
Alessandra

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Leopard bread ... how cute.

Francy said...

This blueberry bread looks delicious! it's the kind of treat I love the most!! I will try it for sure!! thank you and have a nice day! Francy

Jenn said...

I always forget to freeze summer fruits for things like this. Need to get better at that...especially cause I hate to bake during the summer so it would make sense!! This bread looks amazing.. and I think leopard bread is a cute name for it :)

laurie said...

yum, a big blueberry muffin!

lea said...

I love quick breads with a sugar topping. This looks delish!

Shug said...

We have fresh blueberries growing right now. Yummy! I am really enjoying the bread recipes that you have been sharing...Everybody needs to keep some kind of sweet bread around, just in case a few friends drop in...thanks for sharing this one.
Have a delightful day.

Matt @ RecipeLion said...

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Jane said...

This looks so good! I adore quick bread, and blueberries! Hope you are doing ok today!

Claudia said...

I hoarded so much fruit last summer, I still have bags of blueberries! This will be made today. Hope things are going well for you.

saffronstreaks said...

Quick breads are such brilliant ideas and thet taste so good too and with blueberry makes it perfect.
leopard bread...he..he..so cute
have a good day

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

There is something about a sugar topping with blueberry sweet bread that is particularly wonderful! Hope all is well.

All That I'm Eating said...

This sounds great, for breakfast or a snack!

Juliana said...

Oh Mary, this blueberry quick bread looks great, like it with lots of berries...
Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

kitchen flavours said...

This looks wonderful! Your grandson is cute! And I'm so jealous that you have harvested blueberries and freeze them too! :o) Have a nice day!

Joanne said...

I love a good blueberry quickbread and this one sounds exceptional!

tenderb said...

I love the little sugar crystals that go around blueberry bread and muffins.

Veronica Miller said...

No fair! I have a set of those blue and white dishes but they were out of the small plates when I got mine. That's what I get for waiting until they were on clearance. Soooo sad. :) Anyway, I've never made blueberry bread, but I think that sounds so much easier than making muffins! I will have to try that next time I'm craving blueberry muffins.

Jo-Lyn said...

Why would you be insulted?!?! It does look leopard-ish...I think it looks fabulous! Nom nom nom...

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