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.
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.
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).
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.