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Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Bread

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

 
I’m not a big baker; I prefer to improvise in the kitchen, which doesn’t really work with baked goods. But I decided to be a little adventurous this time because I love how fluffy baked goods are when ricotta is incorporated. Also, blueberries are in their peak season! You will love this Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread from TK member Anita at Hungry Couple. It is sweet yet tangy from the lemon and super moist and fluffy from the ricotta. My taste testers absolutely devoured it.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

To make it you will need: lemons, blueberries, eggs, vanilla, ricotta, butter, baking powder, salt, flour, buttermilk, and sugar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Combine the eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk until they are light yellow and fluffy.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

You will see noticeable air bubbles and it will have a creamy appearance.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Next add the softened butter …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

… and buttermilk. Combine well.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Then add the wonderful ricotta!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Whisk it until it is uniform in consistency.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Next add your flavorings, including vanilla …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

… and lemon zest!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet until mixed.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Make the consistency as uniform as possible.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Then add the blueberries …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

… and fold them in.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Pour the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 1 hour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Let cool to room temperature and then dust with powdered sugar as desired and to make it look pretty, of course.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

You will love this cake—it is moist, lemony, bursting with blueberries and just melts in your mouth. Thank you to Anita for sharing this with us! Please visit her website Hungry Couple for other delicious treats.

 
 

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Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Bread

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Description

The delicious combination of blueberries and fresh lemon zest in an easy-to-make sweet quick bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, At Room Temperature
  • ½ cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 whole Lemons, Zest Only
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • Powdered Sugar For Dusting (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Add the eggs and sugar to a large bowl and beat until thoroughly combined and lightened in color. Beat in the butter followed by the ricotta cheese, vanilla, lemon zest and buttermilk.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the dry ingredients into the wet until mixed. Fold in the blueberries and mix by hand just until combined.

Pour the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool before removing from the pan and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 
 

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shamim on 7.25.2013

really good recipe. yummy !

Jayne on 7.25.2013

The crumbs look soooo tender! Ricotta is very hard (and expensive!) to get here. Is it possible to sub with Greek yogurt?

Steve Gordon on 7.24.2013

I just made some Blueberry Bread two days ago. Now I’ll have to go back for more berries so I can try THIS one. It looks too good to pass up. Thanks Georgia P.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions on 7.24.2013

This looks and sounds so good! Lemon and blueberries are the perfect combination and I bet the ricotta sends this bread over the top!