Food is the way that I care for people. I’m not always very good…err…very eloquent with my words. Especially if I have to say them outloud.
However, I’m pretty well-versed in food.
I firmly believe that things like sugar and butter say “I love you!” louder than most words that I could string together.
I made this bread for a boss’s birthday a few years ago. Since it was sort of a “free game” type of deal in the office, one of my selfish, male coworkers ate most of it. But as he choked down nearly half of the loaf, he kept remarking that it was “like, the best bread [he’d] ever had.”
His passion for the Lemon Blueberry Bread was evident. It was literally all over his face.
And I agreed. It was pretty dang good. And pretty dang easy.
I needed a snack idea. I needed it to be easy. I needed it to be yummy. I needed it to be easy to serve. And I needed it for that night.
I had all of these ingredients on hand, which is just wonderful, so Lemon Blueberry Bread it was!
Don’t get me wrong, I love blueberries, but they are so not the star of this bread. The best part of this treat actually isn’t even the bread part- it’s the lemon glaze. It’s sweet and tart and totally changes your life. Without it, this bread would be ehhhh. But the lemon, it makes it mmmmmmmm.
Lemons are one of my favorite things. They make me think of springtime and sunshine and warm days and barbecues They’re beautiful and tasty. I like lemons in my water and in my baked goods. My signature dessert is a lemon square. That is a different post for a different time. My friend Nikki told me that I should open a bakery, name it Lemon, and only serve things made with lemon. I see very few things wrong with this idea.
This recipe contains both lemon zest AND fresh lemon juice. This is a win-win.