Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Serves: 6

Prep: 20 mins

Bake: 70 mins


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 large Bord Bia Quality Assured Irish eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300g fresh blueberries

Lemon icing

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
  • Grease & line a 2lb loaf tin with parchment. Set aside.
  • Into a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until soft.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix between each addition.
  • To this, add the vanilla and lemon zest. Mix to combine.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add this to the mix and fold through.
  • Keep a handful of blueberries back to sprinkle on top of the loaf and mix the remaining berries in a tablespoon of flour and fold these through the batter.
  • Spoon this into the prepared tin and sprinkle the reserved blueberries on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove and allow to cool.
  • To make the icing, simply mix the icing sugar with lemon juice and drizzle over the cooled loaf.