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We have Allegro Hearth rustic breads, delivered 3x/week! Come enjoy and get your loaf of fresh, crusty, European-style bread now!

Chris Fennimore, the much loved local star of QED Cooks, has written a second cookbook…Stuffed, Luscious treats from savory to sweet. Come into the shop to pick up your copy today! We also have copies of Chris’ other cookbook Simple Pleasures, Memories of Real Food.

 Maria’s Lemon Blueberry Bread

1 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
8 ounces blueberries (blackberries are delicious as well) dusted with a teaspoon or so of flour

  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and incorporate into the butter mixture. Adding them one at a time works best. Stop the beaters of the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix dry ingredients together and add alternately with the buttermilk. Add in the lemon juice. Stop the mixer and fold in the dusted berries by hand.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick to test for doneness.
  • Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar when completely cool.


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