Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blueberry Buckle


I had a rare moment when my girls took naps at the same time AFTER I got home from work, so I decided to test out a blueberry buckle recipe. I'd actually never HAD blueberry buckle, but you know I love blueberries! I'd actually already spent some time scouting out a recipe since I have had blueberries in my freezer just waiting to be used for quite some time. I decided to use this one from allrecipes.com:

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:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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It turned out really good -- like a big blueberry muffin with yummy cinnamon streusel topping! It's nice because it's not overly sweet, so it makes a good coffee cake. It could also be served warm with ice cream, which is how we ate it. (Remember all that ice cream I bought!!!???) The thing I would change in the future is that next time I would make it with half whole wheat pastry flour. I think it would actually improve the depth of flavor not to mention the adding some extra nutritional benefits!

See also Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

6 comments:

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  2. I love blueberries too -- delicious! And, this looks amazing.

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  3. This looks like a good blueberry recipe!

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  4. This looks delicious! I love blueberries! They freeze so well which is great to save for winter months!

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  5. Yum. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. I love blueberries.

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  6. Yum! So many berries!! Looks delish!

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