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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

20 mins
2 hrs 15 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
40 mins
3 baguettes


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


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

  • 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