Banana Blueberry Bread

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I was in the mood for a little something sweet so I decided I would make a quick bread. Banana bread is always a yummy choice for a quick bread, but I wanted to do something a little different, so I thought I’d play around with the idea of adding blueberries to my banana bread and make a blueberry glaze to go over the top.

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Here’s what I did.  I started with a basic banana bread recipe.  I then added about 3/4 cup of fresh blueberries.  I put a tablespoon or so of flour over the blueberries and used my fingers to make sure the blueberries were coated lightly in the flour.  I learned from Ina Garten that if you add flour to your blueberries, it will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan while they are baking.

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After the cake was cooled, I made a blueberry glaze to drizzle over the top of the bread. The way I did this was to put about 1 cup of blueberries in a small saucepan, cover them with water and add about 1/4 cup of sugar and a touch of vanilla.  I heated this until it was at a rolling boil, then drained off the liquid and smashed them ever so slightly.  I mixed the blueberries into a simple powdered sugar glaze that I prepared in a small bowl.  I made your typical powdered sugar glaze (powdered sugar, melted butter, milk and vanilla).

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This cake turned out to be the perfect bit of sweetness.  It is perfect for breakfast or dessert.  It made for a wonderful dessert to come home to after our evening of dog training. It is Tuesday, after all.

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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