Lemon Bread with Blueberry Sauce

My daughter and I decided to make lemon bread today because we wanted something yummy to go with the blueberry sauce we planned to make with the less than delicious blueberries in the fridge.  The funny thing was that after we made the lemon bread and the blueberry sauce, we sat down to watch a little Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network and Ina was making the exact same thing for a luncheon.  It must be a good day for lemon bread!
Lemon Bread
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temperature is better)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For the glaze: 3 Tablespoons lemon juice and 3 Tablespoons sugar 
Beat shortening and sugar together.  Add the eggs. Add the dry ingredients and milk, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Spread in one greased and floured loaf pan or two mini loaf pans.  Cook for about 55 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
When the bread is done, heat the lemon juice and sugar over medium low heat until it comes to a soft boil.  Stir well.  Remove the bread from the loaf pan after it cools for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Poke fork holes in the bread and lightly spoon the glaze over the top of the warm bread. 

Blueberry Sauce

1/2 pint of blueberries
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat to boiling.  You can mash as many of the blueberries as you like depending on if you want a more syrupy sauce or a more berry-full sauce.  After the berries come to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for about fifteen minutes.  For a larger amount of sauce, simply increase all of the above ingredients.  Refrigerate when done.   

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

4 thoughts on “Lemon Bread with Blueberry Sauce”

  1. Very nice recipe — I love lemon bread and the blueberry sauce in combination with the bread must be a winner. This will be put on my “to try” recipe list for February. Your site is very nice and I will visit often.

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