Lemon & Blueberry Loaf

Makes 1 loaf, serves 10.

An easy afternoon tea treat made in a bread maker.

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising white flour
  • 115g butter, diced
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 40g ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 200g fresh blueberries
  • 55g icing sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. With the kneading blade removed, grease and line the base and sides of the bread pan and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl, then lightly rub in the butter. Stir in the caster sugar, nuts and lemon zest, then beat in the eggs and milk, mixing well. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the mixture into the bread pan and level the surface.
  3. Place the bread pan in the machine and bake for 60 minutes on the “Bake Only” setting.
  4. After baking, a fine skewer inserted in the centre of the loaf should come out clean. If the loaf requires further baking bake on the same setting for a further 10-15 minutes, or until cooked.
  5. Remove the pan from the machine using oven gloves. Leave to stand for 10 minutes, before turning the loaf out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Combine the icing sugar and with 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice to make a fairly thin glacé icing. Drizzle the icing over the cold loaf. Serve in slices.

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