Monday, July 23, 2012

Blueberry Quick Bread



This weekend my sister and I gathered the troops and headed up to Vermilion, Ohio to do some blueberry picking at Baumhart Berry Farm.   Bonnie had been here once before and raved about it, so this was my first time.  What a treasure to find!  The aisles are huge, easily accommodating our two large strollers, the bushes are tall enough that you aren't bending over giving yourself a backache and most importantly, the berries are HUGE and sinfully sugar sweet!!  I couldn't get over how easy it was to pick them, just grazing your hands over the plump fruits would drop them into your bucket.  The kids never tired of the picking and our buckets soon became full.  It was a fun afternoon, and even after all our snacking we still came home with more blueberries then one knows what to do with.  Don't worry, your tummies will know exactly what to do with them!

Let me help you with this lovely Blueberry Quick Bread.  It is overflowing with blueberries in ever single bite. The the bread itself has just the right sweetness and tastes heavenly with some soft butter smeared all over it. Try it with a slice of shaved ham on top.  Super yummy!



Blueberry Quick Bread
recipe courtesy allrecipes

5 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
4 eggs
2 cups cold milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.

In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.

Pour into two 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-75 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.




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13 comments:

  1. Everyone does blueberry muffins, but nobody thinks about a blueberry quick bread! Well done Amie, I will definitely give this a try.

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    1. Scott said this was the best bakery I have ever done. And I make a lot of bakery. lol

      Must be good :)

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  2. Agree with Sarah, have always come across blueberry muffins. This is new. Thanks for sharing. It actually looks yummy.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. This is totally happening in my kitchen this weekend! Great post Amie.

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  4. How much were blueberries a quart at Baumhart's?

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    1. They were $2 and some change a pound. I got about 2 1/2 quarts for $8.45. The blueberries are so huge and juicy and have so much flavor. I loved the place! They also sell pick your own black berries as well which the season has just started for! These ladies that were paying before us completely filled their bucket for $12. That is a heck of a lot of blueberries! lol. i made this bread, which calls for 3 cups of blueberries (I added closer to 4) and I still had over 5 cups left for eating.

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  5. Yum!! We still haven't made it to the blueberry farm!

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    1. You and the kids will love it! I was thrilled that picking berries held their attention span the entire time. They were actually disappointed that we had to stop. If it was up to them we would have had $50 worth! lol

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  6. YUM! Hoping to get some blueberries at the farmer's market today. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Newest follower.
    marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  7. I am sure the experience is really memorable. Haven't done blueberry picking before. I'd love to sometime. Blueberries are my favorite muffin add ons. I am sure they can be welcomed very nicely in my "baking bread" streak. Your pictures look lovely!
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  8. Blueberry Quick Bread recipe is a variety recipe and excellent taste. I found different Bread recipes and these are good for health. Thank u.

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