Lockdown Baking | Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

There’s still 1 kg of self-raising flour in the pantry cupboard … I have my fingers crossed that on the next visit to the supermarket, I will be able to restock. The flour shelves were completely bare on my last visit.


1/2 cup of butter, room temperature

1 cup of white sugar

juice and zest of one lemon

2 eggs

1 and a 1/2 cups of self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

generous pinch of salt

1/2 cup of milk

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

(Baking conversions here.)


Heat the oven to 160C Fan. Grease a loaf tin.

Mix part one: cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Mix in the lemon juice, zest and eggs,

Mix part two: Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt and milk until the batter is mixed. Gently fold in the blueberries.

Pour batter into the loaf tin. Bake for about an hour – the top should bge golden brown and spring back when you touch it.

Allow to cool. Slice. Enjoy.

Recipe and image from Pinch of Yum.

10 thoughts on “Lockdown Baking | Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

  1. That looks a good one to try. I have been told that some of the baking product shortages is caused by package issues. I have bought a 16kg bag of flour from Amazon. I bought plain because I can always add baking powder to make SR. I have also bought 10kg of caster sugar in the same way (same price as Tesco). I have shared some with friends. Worth a thought.

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    1. I did look at purchasing flour from amazon, but to be honest, I don’t have space to store a 16 kg bag and I’m not sure that I want to make that much bread and cake!
      On my last visit to the supermarket, I was able to stock up on 1.5 kg each of self-raising and plain flour, so I’m set for a while.
      This Lemon Blueberry loaf is delicious – I’ve made it twice now. 🙂


  2. That looks delicious and well worth using up some of your precious flour! I’ve noticed that flour is gradually reappearing on the shelves and I don’t feel so concerned about using it up now.
    You’ve already enticed me into cooking beer bread and we had that delicious chicken and asparagus dinner you blogged about last night – clean plates all round! So now I am going to have to try this cake too to make it three out of three!

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    1. That would be great! We have that chicken recipe on the menu again this coming Sunday.
      I agree that flour does seem to be reappearing on the supermarket shelves, now if only I could find sun-dried tomatoes …


  3. Another delicious sounding recipe. Like Deb we have tried the Beer Bread (yum) & the chicken (soy) pasta (yum), so I’m sure this loaf will be a winner. My frozen veg & fruit order will be ready for pick up next Monday, I’m adding blueberries to it. I wonder if substituting cranberries for blueberries would work? For us this side of the pond, it’s yeast that’s the hardest to find, I’ve been trying for over a month to get some, hence why I think the craze for sourdough starter is about.

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