Saturday, August 4, 2007

Blueberry Buckle

If you "Google" Blueberry Buckle, it comes up with 133,000 entries! It is the first blueberry recipe that I made, and probably the one I have cooked the most. This particular one is from All, a fantastic collection of recipes, menus, tips & ideas all under one "roof"

The Blueberry Buckle recipe I made originally came from the "Betty Crocker" cookbook. I probably own over 50 cookbooks, and that is still the one I reach for the most. That recipe always seemed a bit 'heavy' to me, I'm not sure if I mix it too much or what - but I have two cups of fresh blueberries just waiting in the 'fridge to try out this recipe tomorrow -


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9" baking pan.

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries

TOPPING: (*Mix this up before you start your cake mix - put it in freezer so it's nice & crumbly)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cold butter

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in the blueberries. Pour into greased 9-in. square baking pan.

For topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.


Editor's notes: Out of curiousity, I checked out the Betty Crocker recipe this morning - this is exactly the same recipe for the cake, but the author of this recipe made more struesel topping - which I always did too. I also doubled the cinnamon in the topping. The other thing that was different was mixing the milk & the dry ingredients alternatively. Mine baked for exactly 49 minutes. See how the berries seem to just "melt". It was very tasty.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe and the pictures. It was the picture that made me choose this recipe, as it looks just like the buckle that I used to make.

vonze said...

Thanks for the recipe! My grandmother makes a blueberry buckle similar to this.

idziak4ever said...

My 8 year old daughter and I made this tonight! It turned out perfect and was terrific warm with homemade vanilla ice cream!

idziak4ever said...

My 8 year old daughter and I made this tonight! It was terrific served warm with homemade vanilla ice cream!

Mrs.T said...

I just made the blueberry buckle from the Betty Crocker cookbook and found your recipe later. The Betty Crocker one is absolutely scrumptious and I imagine your version is even better. I only had the 2 cups of blueberries so won't likely make another buckle until I pick more. A delicious use of blueberries -- and a blueberry blog is such a fun idea!