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Monday, January 17, 2011

Blueberry Buckle

 This recipe is another old family favorite.   When I was a little girl and we lived in Massachusetts, my mom got this recipe from a good friend of hers.   Because I lived with my husband and kids in the Northwest for 18 years, we had plenty of opportunity to use this recipe. We eat it for breakfast, but it is definitely sweet enough to be a dessert.
 There is nothing like Northwest berries...of all kinds.  One summer, though, was an extra special berry year.  My sister-in-law got us hooked up with a gal who owned a couple acres of blueberry bushes that had not been taken care of in years.  This was in the years before we had any children, so the Good guy, his sister, a few friends and I went with our six foot ladders out to this overgrown, wild field.  We made our way into the middle of each bush and set up our ladders.  We literally sat on the top of the ladders with out buckets and filled them with grape size blueberries.  In a short time, we each had picked twenty pounds of blueberries.  Each!  I made so many blueberry pies, muffins and these buckles that year.  I got so spoiled.  Any time I wanted to have something with blueberries, all I had to do was go to my freezer.  We went back one more year and then after that, the owner of the field sold the property and it was developed into houses.
 Blueberry Buckle: (makes a 9 inch round or 8X8 square)
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (but not thawed)
Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and mix. Combine dry ingredients in a smaller bowl and add alternately with the milk.  Fold in the blueberries.  (batter will be very thick) Spread evenly in greased pan.   Sprinkle with topping and bake 50 minutes at 325 degrees.

Topping: 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon mixed together with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.


47 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a yummy EASY recipe! I'm definitely making it! Our property it a blueberry heaven, BUT we also have the critters that clean them dry... I'm wondering if the "Average Bear Yogi" actually got his name from his FAVORITE FOOD... Bears=Berries, Hmmmm(I wonder)!!!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Oh, I LOVE blueberry buckle - and this one looks so scrumptious!!

Belinda said...

Looks fantastic! Why do they call it buckle?

Lisa Grace said...

This sounds DELICIOUS...it is now on my "to make" list!

Martha said...

Oh yummy! I am definitely coming back to try this one. Maybe tomorrow, I've got blueberries in my freezer!

PaisleyJade said...

YUM!! Looks so good!!

Monet said...

Seeing those beautiful blueberries made my heart long for summer! I need to thaw at some of my summer store, and make this delicious buckle. Thank you for sharing another great recipe. I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday filled with love and good eating!

Sue said...

I've made a crisp and a cobbler, but never a buckle! I'm going to pick some blueberries when the local patch is open and use this recipe~Looks delicious!

Amy said...

This looks delicious and I want a piece...NOW! :P

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alessandra said...

Mmmmm, have to try this!

katerina said...

You make it sound so easy and yummy. Now the problem is we don't have blueberries here so i have to substitute with something else, like strawberries for example. I believe it will be equally good.

Joanne said...

I love blueberry-infused desserts and that crispy sugary topping looks delicious! I could see myself eating this for every meal :P

briarrose said...

Beautiful! This would be perfect for breakfast. ;)

Lisa said...

yum, yum, yum! Someone at work made this last week and I think I ate half of it! : )

eftychia2011 said...

It looks delicious. Very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

Kori said...

Yum, yum, yum! Sometimes fruity things like this sound even better in the dead of winter, as it's been too long! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It sounds great!

egbkid said...

I love Blueberry Buckle. I first tried it last summer, i brought it home for Father's Day. It is a delicious dessert!

Diethood.com said...

Anything with a blueberry is welcome at this house - your cake looks so moist and delicious!

happywhennothungry said...

I love baking buckles! You can really use whatever fruit is in season and they seem to be a big crowd pleaser. Yours looks delicious!

danasfoodforthought said...

This sounds so delicious! I can't wait until the summer when berries are in season again :)

The Mom Chef said...

Wow, that buckle is fantastic. I think it would need to be dessert one evening, then breakfast the next morning. The only way to go.

I had to smile at the NW having the best blueberries because the best I ever had were in Maine. We even had the blueberry wine and it was absolutely to die for. :)

ravienomnoms said...

Oh my goodness YUM! That looks amazing!

mywanderingspoon said...

You can't say anything except...looks soo good, with the coffee or just a glass of milk...great job:)

Ang said...

After my daughter and I picked nearly 7 pounds of blueberries last summer. I needed lots of BB recipes. B Buckle was something I had never had until then and I loved it! New family favorite! I think I might still have one bag left:) I think I need to make blueberry buckle!

Pattie T. said...

We always have blueberries on hand, so I'm always prepared for any bit of blueberry deliciousness that may come my way...like this one. Yum!

Lisa said...

What a sweet looking cake. I can't get over the fact that you actually got to pick fresh blueberries. What I wouldn't give for a supply like that. By the way, I'm going to be starting a new linky this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." Feel free to come by and link this up, or if you make something else sweet during the week, bring that by too.

Evan B said...

I missed out on getting to bake anything delicious for breakfast this weekend.. this is one recipe I'll be bookmarking for sure :)

Olivia said...

Yum! This looks great!
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Drick said...

I have never heard of blueberry trees nor had the pleasure of grape size blueberries - I think that gal lived on some special soil, on top of blueberry hill of sorts... I know I would be in heaven with a few bucketfuls of those and with these bars for breakfast or a treat as well... love the goodness of a simple batter letting the blueberries shine

Brooks Walker said...

I love a blueberry buckle and yours looks so moist and scrumptious... I can almost taste it purely by the photography!

Magic of Spice said...

That looks so good...I love how it just looks loaded with blueberries :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious healthy cake looks wonderful

Ms. F said...

Your lovely cake kind of reminds me of blueberry grunt, a dense cake my husband's grandmother would make when we were children. Your story of the wild blueberry reminds me of the most incredible mulberry bush in my mom's backyard. This tree, yes tree! grows mulberries the size of the first joint of your thumb and they are pure sweetness. If my step-dad doesn't eat them all I'm hoping my mom will bring me some this year, I haven't had them in 5 long years.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, my! Bring it on! :)

thejoyofcaking said...

That blueberry buckle looks so good. I am going to have to make this one. I love blueberries!

Steph said...

Look at that crust!! I could have this with coffee, as an afternoon snack, or with some ice cream!! Woohoo! Three times a day!

GreenGirl said...

I love blueberry desserts and yours sounds and looks delicious. love the topping

thanks for sharing, hope you'll have a wonderful day

Amy Bakes Everything said...

You are reading my mind - I was looking at an apple buckle recipe yesterday! This is gorgeous, great job!

Lizzy said...

That moist cake and crispy topping has me drooling this morning...lovely cake!!!

Stephanie said...

I'd like a slice of that for breakfast, please!! :-p Looks so moist and delicious. I need to make this one of these days. I've had it before and thought it was so great.

Sandra said...

Awesome recipe, and it looks so delicious and moist! I love the colors on you photo which is just wonderful!!!!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

I'm a fan of all things buckle-esque, and this looks delicious! I just moved back to the northeast after seven years in the midwest, I'm excited about spring fruits!

deannamorauski said...

Oh, Kristen! This looks delicious! I'll have to give this a try for our B&B guests very soon. Printing now! :)

FamilySpice said...

We love all blueberry desserts: tarts, pies, muffins, boy bait, crumbles and now add a buckle to the list!

Mateja ^_^ said...

Not long ago I tried Coffee Crumble Cake posted by one of my foodie friends and I just loved it! But this one takes the crumble to another level, juicy, delicious blueberries taste so wonderful anywhere you put them! Thank you for sharing! And what a sad thing to transform a blueberry field to housing development :(

Sabrina said...

Yum! This looks fantastic. I am just crazy about blueberries and ususally have some nice wild ones frozen in my freezer. All gone, now, but as soon as they're back in season, I'll have to try some of this.

Lauren said...

Simple and delicious - blueberries taste so wonderful when they warm up in the oven!

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