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 Recipes.com, 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 -


BLUEBERRY BUCKLE

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

INGREDIENTS
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

DIRECTIONS
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.

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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.

5 comments:

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!