Rating: 5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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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 Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 baguettes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Bread:
Lemon Glaze:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, yeast, and cardamom in a large mixing bowl.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Combine blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon extract in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a bowl for glaze; drizzle over cooled bread.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 35.1g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 138.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
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 the recipe and it's perfect as written. Thanks for sharing we throughly enjoyed this! Update: I forgot to mention that there was no oven temp stated when I made this. The original recipe states 375 so that's what I went with. Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2021
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
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 the recipe and it's perfect as written. Thanks for sharing we throughly enjoyed this! Update: I forgot to mention that there was no oven temp stated when I made this. The original recipe states 375 so that's what I went with. Read More