Oct 23, 2012

Blackberry Almond Loaf

 Last week I saw these beautiful black berries on sale at Sprouts, and couldn't resist from buying more. In our house, VJ never got taste for black berries, Abhi is so-so, Anvi used to love these when she was a toddler, but of course ditched me now in giving company to finish these excess black berries. So I ended up searching for a recipe to convert these berries into edible treat for my sweet tooth members in the family.  And come across this great recipe. I think the Almonds in this recipe attracted me more than the Black berries. The burst of blackberries gives a nice color in this loaf while the almond meal fills it with protein and making it dense in texture and rich in taste. Everybody loved this loaf in my home and at work. this sure is a winner loaf recipe similar to my Marble Loaf or Blueberry Orange Loaf. Here is the recipe, njoy!
Blackberry Almond Bread
Ingredients:
adapted from: Kitchen is My Playground

Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
eggs - 3
vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
almond extract - 1/2 tsp

all-purpose flour - 1 1/2 c
almond meal  - 1/2 c  ( or Almonds - 1/2 cup)
baking powder - 2 tsp
baking soda - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/4 tsp
buttermilk - 1/2 c
fresh blackberries - 1 1/2 c

Look at the texture...
Preparatory Steps:

  • Cut the black berries into length wise and keep it aside.
  • Grind the Almonds in small mixie jar in to rough textured powder. ( if you have almond meal you can skip this and use almond meal directly in this recipe.)
Method:

Beat the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute.  Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternately, starting and ending with the flour.   Mix only until combined; do not over mix.  Gently fold in the blackberries.

Scrape the batter into a regular-sized (typically 9x5x3") loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack and then remove bread loaf from the pan.  Makes 1 loaf.

wanna slice of it...!

13 comments:

  1. Looks very scrumptious Mythreyi

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  2. looks so soft and yummy Mythreyi.. Can I hv a slice?
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  3. Soft & gorgeous loaf!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Spongy and soft bread, looks too scrumptious.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/red-lentil-fritters-masoor-daler-bora.html

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  5. Looks very moist and my family loves blackberries so I will definitely try this one out soon :)

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  6. Ohhh my gooddd Loaf with black berriesss....Ummmmmmmmmmm Waiting for having a look at my collections and a new like from u :)

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  7. Soft and moist looking loaf..Looks super yum..

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  8. Looks soft and yummy..

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