Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nectarine and Blueberry Bread

I had some nectarines in the refrigerator that had been there too long for just eating in their present state but they were fine for cooking. Just needed to find a recipe and this is the one I found and we love it.

Nectarine and Blueberry Tea Bread recipe adapted from Shove It In Your Face which was adapted from Lynne's Country Kitchen

1 1/2 Cups Flour, divided
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup (75 grams) Butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon Orange Zest (I used grapefruit) (I skipped this)
1/4 Cup Orange Juice (I used grapefruit) (I used pineapple)
2 Eggs
2 Nectarines (I used 4 small)
1/2 Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen

2/3 cup Almonds, chopped well and divided
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Combine 1/4 cup almonds, sugar and cinnamon.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F/175C

Combine 1 Cup of flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice and salt in a bowl or stand mixer.   Add in butter, orange juice and orange zest.  Mix on low for about 30 seconds, then on high for 2 minutes.  Add in eggs and remaining 1/2 Cup of flour.  Mix to combine.   Fold in fruit and remaining almonds.

Pour batter into a loaf pan and add the topping.  Bake 50 - 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.  Cool in pan for ten minutes then finish cooling on a rack.  Enjoy!

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