Cakes

Blueberry & Yogurt Loaf


“Triple Tested, For your Success, Every Time” exclaimed the stamp on the front cover of The Australian Woman’s Weekly Recipe Magazine, Quick Mix Cakes. Always up for a challenge and ever-willing to test recipes, I used the “pick a random page” selection method!


The page which fell open contained two recipes, one of which was the Blueberry & Yogurt Loaf.  As I had all the ingredients already, a perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Book Version!
My Version!

Pre-heat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas Mark 3

150g Unsalted butter, softened
Zest of a Medium/Large unwaxed lemon
275g firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Eggs
185g Plain flour
75g Self-Raising Flour
190g Greek-style Yogurt
150g Blueberries (rinsed and dried) – the recipe says frozen, I used fresh


I wasn’t entirely sure about this recipe at first, as there is a large amount of sugar involved, but when cut through with the yoghurt and the tartness of the blueberries, the flavour balances very well.


Beat the sugar, butter, and lemon zest together until light and fluffy.  Next, beat in the eggs (one at a time.)  Transfer the egg & sugar mixture into a larger bowl.  Sift in half the flours and, to this, add half the yogurt.  Mix, and repeat.  Add the washed blueberries and carefully fold through. 


I read the recipe slightly wrong at this point, and instead of reading “leave the cake to sit for 5 minutes after baking”, I left it to sit for 5 minutes before baking!  I don’t know if that made a huge difference, but the blueberries did not sink, which is a result in itself!  Dust the berries in flour to be sure of no sinkage!

Put the cake mixture into a lined 2lb loaf tin and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.


When baked, leave in the tin for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

 blueberry yogurt loaf
This recipe worked first time, is easy to do, and a great partner with a cup of tea.


Enjoy!
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10 thoughts on “Blueberry & Yogurt Loaf

  1. This looks delicious and sounds easy to bake for a non-cook like me. I can bake Banana bread so I should manage this! I'm bookmarking it…Thanks for sharing.xx Jazzy

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  2. I didn't like blueberries when I was little, I don't even remember why, maybe because they colour your tongue? Anyway I like them now, and your cake looks delicious Colette.In Poland the season for blueberries is around August. There are a lot of blueberries especially in south of Poland in mountains. It's quite a hard work to pick a decent amount of them (especially that you are eating them instantly while you pick them), but they are so delicious. I must prepare an yeast blueberry pastry (jagodzianka) https://www.google.com/search?q=jagodzianka&hl=pl&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=K0GUT4qwPMOohAflw9iLBA&ved=0CEUQsAQ&biw=1224&bih=683&sei=NEGUT92FCYaIhQeFntWfBAI bet you will love it as well.

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  3. Thank you Magda. I'm afraid the ones I used were Spanish, all we can get are imports. Your yeast pastry does sound yum too, and I'm looking forward to seeing it 🙂

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  4. Thanks, Carol-anne 🙂 There are some really nice recipes in the Australian Women's Weekly books. I have lots of them, and must get making more from them.

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