Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Blueberry and Yoghurt Loaf

I love baking with blueberries because they make the bakes so pretty with its gorgeous deep blue hues - which is why its impossible to resist trying out this Blueberry and Yoghurt Loaf. 


This simple loaf is moistened by the use of yoghurt and the taste enhanced by the refreshing lemon zest. Every bite of this fine, moist cake is bursting with blueberries and lemon flavours. 


The steps to making this cake is extremely simple, and you may not even need a mixer if you can whisk hard enough. It's a lovely recipe for a picnic or tea time. 


Blueberry and Yoghurt Loaf (1 Loaf)
Recipe by Donna Hay

Ingredients
  • 150 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (220 g) caster (superfine) sugar (Reduced to 170 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (140 g) Greek-style (thick) yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups (225 g) self-raising (self-rising) flour, sifted
  • 125 g fresh blueberries, plus extra, to serve
  • icing (confectioner’s) sugar, for dusting
Method
  • Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the butter, sugar, eggs, yoghurt, lemon zest and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the flour and whisk until well combined. 
  • Fold through the blueberries and spoon into a lightly greased 22cm x 8cm x 7cm loaf tin lined with non-stick baking paper. 
  • Smooth the top with a palette knife and bake for 1 hour–1 hour 10 minutes (I baked for 40 mins) or until cooked when tested with a skewer. 
  • Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Dust with icing sugar and top with extra blueberries to serve. Serves 6–8.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake.





24 comments:

  1. My two favorite ingredients in one! Looks absolutely delicious- and the colors of the blueberry....amazing!

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  2. Yes I love so much blueberries and this look georgeous:)

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  3. I love cooking with blueberries also Mich. I just love blueberries and the fact that they freeze so well too. Your loaf looks delicious! I love adding lemon to blueberries and the fresh tang of yogurt, oh my, I'd love a piece right now! Thanks for sharing, Mich...

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  4. Me too, I love bluberries in my bakes, they makes the cake moist . This cake sounds easy with the simple ingredients......of course it is delicious.

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  5. Blueberries indeed make the cake look so beautiful!

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  6. Looks so beautifully moist and smooth! I love it!

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  7. certainly looks a very pretty loaf here withe blueberries..and so moist!

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  8. Hi Mich,
    This is such a lovely cake! Simple and looks really good!

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  9. I love blueberries in baked goods. Your yogurt loaf looks so colorful and I'm sure it was quite yummy.

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  10. What a great looking little loaf cake, love this blueberry lemon combination. Looks delicious!

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  11. This loaf looks so delicious, blueberries and yoghurt make it so moist :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Looks delicious Mich...like the Greek yogurt and yes, lots of blueberries.
    Hope you are having a great week :D

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  13. Blueberry is always a good thing when it comes to baking. Your bread is beautiful.

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  14. Mich, this cake looks pretty studded with juicy blueberries!

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  15. lovely and tender,delicious berry cake,thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  16. Those blueberries are so bright in cheerful in your cake! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Take Care, BAM

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  17. Mich, your loaf is so pretty.. and so tempting.. and so moist. Want a slice right now.. ooo

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  18. Sorry Mich, I'm late for this lovey post. Blueberry is also one of my favourites. Will definitely bake this for sure :)

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  19. Mich, this loaf looks moist and pretty with the blueberry!

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  20. Ohhh amo amo los arándanos su cake es maravilloso,abrazos

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  21. Hi Mich,

    When I see the title of your loaf, I know that it's Donna Hay! Like you, I think she is a fan of blueberry too.

    Zoe

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  22. Blueberry season is here! Still a bit expensive compared to the summer time, but I'm happy we can put abundant blueberries in baked goods (without feeling guilty!). Your blueberry yogurt cake looks amazing!

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