Recipe By larkspur
Rating
Published Jun 19th
Prep 40m Cook 20m Additional 2h 15m Ready In 2h 75m
Servings 3 baguettes Calories 209.2

This beautiful yeast bread took second place at the state fair. Featuring dried blueberries, lemon, and cardamom, it is unique and delicious. Try it and see!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups bread flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • cooking spray
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine flour, yeast, and cardamom in a large mixing bowl.
  2. 2 Combine 3/4 cup milk, sugar, butter, and salt in a small saucepan and heat to 115 to 120 degrees F (46 to 48 degrees C). Pour into flour mixture and beat using an electric mixer until just moistened. Add egg and beat until smooth. Stir in enough additional flour to form a soft, sticky dough.
  3. 3 Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning dough once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. 4 Combine blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon extract in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. 5 Punch risen dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead fruit mixture into the dough. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each portion into a 16-inch long rope. Place ropes on a 15x10-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Lightly brush ropes with 2 teaspoons milk and sprinkle with almonds.
  6. 6 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. 7 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 30 minutes.
  8. 8 Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a bowl for glaze; drizzle over cooled bread.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 209.2
  • Carbohydrate 35.1 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Fat 5.6 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 138.4 mg
  • Sugar 14.2 g

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Reviews

  1. I used fresh lemon juice.....happen to have on hand. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The sweetness level was perfect. The bread was soft. I was worried that it would dry out before we ate the whole loaf. We will never know since we finished it in two days. SO GOOD!
  2. I made this almost as written. In step two I mixed it by hand instead of a mixer and I then used the KA to knead the dough. I used unbleached bread flour and wild dried blueberries. not sure if that made a difference or not. I considered cutting back the sugar but went with - Read more ...
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