If you read my zucchini bread recipe, you know we take our bread seriously – refining the recipe over the years. This blueberry bread recipe has not only been honed to perfection, it has been kept super secret. Every summer I get requests for this bread and spend hours baking. There are 3 reasons not everyone on the list gets a loaf:
- Growing and picking the blueberries is a lot of work and I don’t like to share
- The bread is so damn good I don’t like to share
- I have to rotate people out each year, too many people love the bread and I don’t have enough to go around!
Your mouth is watering now, isn’t it?
Well, today is your lucky day. Not only are you getting my perfected recipe, you are getting the variations I have crafted. 3 Breads in 1!
4 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups milk
2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups fresh blueberries – the fresher the better!!
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour 2 10x5x3 loaf pans.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt in bowl. Cut in the butter with pastry knives, butter knives or spoons, like me.
In separate bowl, mix eggs, milk and vanilla.
Here’s the tricky part – mix everything except the blueberries until the flour is JUST moist. Do NOT mix it into a cake-like batter. If you do, you will get a cake-like bread.
Gentle mix in the blueberries.
Pour evenly into the loaf pans and sprinkle with a handful (or three) of sugar.
Bake 40-60 minutes until knife put in center comes out clean.
Let cool before cutting, this is a crumbly bread!
This bread rises!! Make sure you spread it evenly between pans or you will overflow!
You can mix the ingredients until well blended, but you will get a cake-like bread. It’s still delicious, but I love the crumbly stuff!
Here’s the crazy part. Like lemon? Substitute 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of powdered lemonade mix! Sprinkle some on the top and you’ve got a great taste of lemon! Feeling ambitious? Mix in some lemon zest!
Brown sugar your passion? Reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 cup and add 1 cup of brown sugar. Pour some on the top and you will be in heaven!
What do you do with blueberries?