Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Using Blueberries: Intro to a New Dessert

It's been a week of blueberry yummy-ness! Smoothies, muffins,

added to yogurt, by the handful...and we still have a lot to eat. So, what else to use them for? A friend offered me a recipe for a Blueberry Buckle. I said sure but, um, what is a Buckle? I had to look it up. Wisegeek.com says:

Buckle is a dessert which combines fresh seasonal fruit, a rich cake batter, and a streuseltopping. The result is a rich, dense cake with a moist crumb which is sometimes compared to coffee cake. It is an excellent summer dessert, and can be served hot or cold, plain or dressed with drizzles of sauce...
...Buckle is extremely popular in New England, where it is often made with blueberries. While blueberry buckle is a classic version, the dessert can also be made with peaches, nectarines, raspberries, and any other fresh fruit that can be imagined...
The base of buckle is a rich cake batter, which is sprinkled with fresh fruit. Some cooks prefer to split their batter, layering half in the bottom of the pan and mixing the other half with the fruit before pouring it in. The fruit is topped with a streusel mixture. During the baking process, the cake batter rises up around the fruit, encasing the fruit in batter and causing the streusel to buckle, creating a distinctive crinkly appearance.
Bruce swears it's called that because you have to loosen your belt buckle after you eat it. LOL. We all agree it's delicious.

It reminds me somewhat of my mother's easy coffee cake but with blueberries added in. Needless to say, this recipe is getting added to the Farmhouse Recipes. To get the recipe, go here. Scroll down on that page until you see it.

It was very easy to make so go ahead - make some. Your mouth will thank you. :o)

Yep, it's that good!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my Cecilia! This looks delicious...:) It looks like it has peaches in it too but I noticed the recipe does not call for them. I will have to make this sometime soon...:) Thanks for sharing! Hope you are doing well and having a good summer!

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Hm, it does look like it has peaches in it! It doesn't - guess that is the streusel sinking down around the cake. Definitely make it! It is sooo good!
      I am doing well, thanks. So far my summer is going pretty good. Hope you are well and things have settled down for you.
      Hugs

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  2. I've had this recently with peaches and it was AHMAZING!! (Actually I only has two bites because I'm determined not to gain back the 10 lbs I lost for the wedding.). ;)

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    1. Good for you, Doreen! My willpower has alas, not been as strong. Trying not to think of any more yummiest to make with the blueberries that are heavy on the calories, but oh! The possibilities.

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