Wednesday, April 28, 2010

blueberry buckle

i have a confession to make. i seem to think there needs to be dessert. all. the. time.
it's a serious fault, i think.

but i'm picky. i don't like to make or eat just any old dessert, although you might not be able to tell by looking at me

i was flipping through the "cake" section of my dessert recipes to find there are only 3 cakes i make - pineapple upside down cake, texas sheet cake & pumpkin sheet cake. otherwise, there are a couple of coffee cakes and shortcake. that's it.

it so happened that i was in a cakey mood the other day, so i pulled out one of those coffee cake recipes. i know this as blueberry buckle.

it's yummy & it has blueberries in it. those requirements are way up there on my list of good.

blueberry buckle
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening (which can be substituted with butter, or *gulp* lard if that's all you've got)
3/4 c. milk
1 egg
2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen
glaze & crumbtopping recipes, see below

cream sugar, shortening & egg. add dry ingredients alternately with milk. stir in berries last. spread into greased 9 x 9" pan & sprinkle with crumb topping. bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. drizzle with glaze after a few minutes of cooling. serve warm.

*for a 9 x 13" size cake (like i make), make 1 1/2 times the above recipe.

crumb topping (blend together with a fork or pastry blender)
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. soft butter

glaze(mix together to drizzling consistency)
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tsp. hot water

make it, bake it, eat it. you'll be glad you did


Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Buckle!!!! Looks so good. Hey - I've been thinking about you today...where have you been? Then Cory comes home tonight and tells me you have broken both of your arms. Is this true????

Jamie said...

That looks SO yummy. I just added blueberries to my grocery list. I don't do a lot of desserts here. I would be the one to eat the most. Not much willpower when it comes to yummy treats.

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