At the same time, now that I have been enjoying so many tasty fresh fruits and vegetables these past few months, how am I going to go back to creating meals without them? Using seasonal ingredients like fresh nuts and produce has really helped bring my recipes to life and take our summer cuisine to a new level!
And when it comes to freshening up summer recipes and infusing cuisine with a tasty twist, one of the names that knows all about it is Fisher Nuts.
Nothing says summer like fresh ingredients like nuts, berries and produce and this summer Fisher Nuts has come up with four delicious summer recipes utilizing them that you'll want to check out before it's too late: Lemon Blueberry Loaf, Walnut & Blueberry French Toast Bake, Chocolate Raspberry S’mores, and Butter Pecan Ice Cream.
While all of Fisher Nuts' recipes sounded pretty perfect for summer, as soon as I read over the Lemon Blueberry Loaf description, I knew that it would be just the thing.
Lemon Blueberry Loaf
½ cup Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, divided
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ cups sugar, divided
3 large eggs
⅔ cup milk
1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with parchment paper then coat with non-stick cooking spray.
Set aside 2 tablespoons almonds. Finely chop remaining almonds. Combine with next four ingredients in a small bowl.
Cream butter with 1¼ cups sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping down bowl after each addition. Mix in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in blueberries.
Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together ¼ cup sugar and lemon juice. Let sit while loaf is baking; stir occasionally.
Pierce top of hot loaf several times with a toothpick. Pour sugar mixture over loaf in pan. Sprinkle with reserved sliced almonds. Cool 30 minutes in pan on rack. Turn bread out of pan and cool completely.
I ended up adding an extra 8-10 minutes to the cook time of this bread for it to bake all the way through the middle, but it was definitely worth it. The overall result tasted like a mix of pound cake and lemon bars and sweet blueberries and sweeter lemony glaze... YUM.
I brought this with me to a gathering of friends that evening and received extremely rave reviews all around and I will surely be making this tasty bread again. I can see it working as a breakfast treat, a dessert, a snack — heck, I'm pretty sure I'd eat this anytime!
This summer and beyond, be sure to turn to Fisher Nuts for nuts of all kinds, including mixes for snacking and baking. Their commitment to quality and excellence ensures that all of their products are perfect for your favorite brownie recipe, used in a delicious breading, sprinkled across a fresh salad, and much more.
You can also head over for inspiration on the Fisher Nuts Facebook page as well as connecting with them on Pinterest for endless ideas to make your summer meals ones to remember.
And, thanks to the generosity of Fisher Nuts, one person will be prepared to to try out their own delicious summer recipes as well, because...
One lucky person will win a
Fisher Nuts Prize Pack* (ARV $90)!
Fisher Nuts Prize Pack* (ARV $90)!
*Prize Pack includes: (1) $75 Visa gift card, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces and Fisher Pecan Halves
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