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This Blueberry Bread -makes a great Gift!

This homemade Blueberry bread with a pinch of Lemon then wrapped in fun decorative wax paper was the perfect gift for giving to my kids flute teacher, piano teacher and even a loaf for my dad’s June birthday! Is there someone you’d like to show appreciation for at the end of the school year because this bread makes a great gift?

June is just around the corner and you could make this sweet bread, wrapped up cute, and ready to give to Dad, to a teacher or even give to a neighbor or friend on their birthday. I made these moist loaves for my Dad and for teachers.

Here’s how to make the CUTE printed Wax Paper:

Take 2 pieces of wax paper and sandwich a printed napkin or printed piece of tissue paper between the wax papers. Iron for just a few seconds, and I mean FEW SECONDS, moving quickly so as not to let the iron sit in one place for too long. And Wah-Lah…. That’s it

I used an aqua polka-dotted napkin for my breads above. I found the polk-a-dot napkins from my dollar store! The dollar store is also a great place to find tissue papers in bright prints for just a buck$1. You all know me, I LOVE my dollar store! Maybe you have some cute tissue prints on hand, anyway you slice it (yes pun intended 🙂 …..have fun making the Waxed Wrap. It adds a fun dimension of cute-ness to wrapping up a loaf of sweet moist bread.

Now of course once I got going, I got on a roll and grabbed out some birthday tissue I had, and a red polk-a-dot tissue I had and ……well you get the picture. I figured while I had the roll of wax paper near the ironing board, and the iron was hot, well I kept going and made some to keep on hand for future giving. Besides I’ve another lil grand baby coming and wouldn’t it be cute to do baby tissue wax paper to use when taking a meal over 🙂 So you can have a lot of fun while your iron is out and hot or a little fun, you pick! ❤️

Now for the Tag – You can make the tag several easy ways. I made mine on my computer with just a simple font and a free blueberry clipart in word! Copy and paste and print! Yes that easy, Then cut it out, done, Yep, No fancy program needed! You could go suuuper simple and just use a pc black paper punched out round or square and write on it with a white marker for a cute chalkboard looking tag…… and how cute that would be! Use whatch-ya got ladies! And keep it simple 🙂

To attach my tag and to finish it, I used some colored twine to wrap around the bread a few times for a special touch and simply taped the ends underneath with a piece of scotch tape. Thats it! What a fun way to give a loaf of sweet blueberry bread!

If you need a yummy Blueberry bread Recipe with a touch of lemon in it, here’s my Favorite go to recipe:

Lemon Blueberry Bread
Cream together:
¼ cup butter
1 cup sugar
Then add in 1 teaspoon Lemon extract
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
Until nice and creamy. Set aside while you toss together the dry.

In a new bowl toss together dry:
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Now stir the dry ingredients into the creamed bowl and stir batter just to incorporate nicely.

Stir in 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries gently .

Pour into 2 greased mini loaf pans and bake in preheated oven at 350 for about 30 – 40 minutes until done, but MOIST yet!

Let cool completely and then wrap in your “pretty wax paper”

Just FYI: You can double this recipe and bake several loaves to keep in the freezer ready to pull out and wrap in your pretty printed wax papers and give in a moment’s notice!

Have a delightful time giving this bread to someone “Berry” special 😊

Share in the comments if you made some cute wax paper prints for your baked goods and love to hear how you used them.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

If you need a yummy, Blueberry Bread Recipe with a touch of lemon in it, here's my favorite go-to recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two mini loaf pans and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add lemon extract, egg, and buttermilk.
  5. Continue to mix until nice and creamy. Set aside.
  6. In a new bowl, mix baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the creamed bowl until just incorporated nicely.
  8. Gently add blueberries.
  9. Pour into 2 greased mini loaf pans and bake in preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes until done but still moist.
  10. Let cool and then wrap in your "pretty wax paper."

Notes

Just an FYI: You can double this recipe and bake several loaves to keep in the freezer ready to pull out and wrap in your pretty printed wax paper and give at a moment's notice!

Delightfully yours,
Annette

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