Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Eats - Blueberry Buckle

No, not THIS kind of buckle.

THIS Kind:
Blueberry Buckle.

It's pretty quick to put together and not requiring more than some measuring implements, a spoon and a couple of bowls. Plus it was a huge hit with my husband. It's a "not too sweet" cake, loaded with juicy fruit topped with a crackly, spiced sugar and butter topping.
Abby Lab with her squeaky squirrel looked less than excited until she could start smelling it - it made the whole house smell wonderful.

In a large bowl mix with wooden spoon until blended and creamy:

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lard or vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon milk

Stir in:
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Fold in:
1 overloaded cup dry blueberries


In a small bowl mix and set aside:

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sifted flour
2 pinches cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter cut into pieces, nuked until about half melted and soft

Grease an 8 x 8-inch glass pan

Pour blueberry batter in pan.

With clean fingers, sprinkle on the streusel topping

Bake in 350 F. oven 45 minutes.

You’ll get some melty sugar on a knife or toothpick when tested for doneness but there should be no wet batter when done.  Run a knife around the edge when slightly cooled, as the topping does tend to stick to the pan - that makes it much easier to serve.


  1. MMMMMMM, look so good. I so love blueberries!

  2. oh My goodness, do you think
    my teeth will be purple?
    Mom said I can't have a bite.
    She will eat it all.
    xo Astro

  3. Yummers! I thinks even Ma could make this! BOL!!! (okays, baking is the one thing in the kitchen she CAN do, so I will not give her any ☺) Oh, and do my paws REALLY have to be clean to puts the crumble topping on???? hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  4. mmmmmm blueberries - this sounds heavenly
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. Picking season just started down our way. It's not the muffin recipe but needs must when the devil drives.

    1. Made it last night. Everyone really enjoyed it. Not too sweet, lovely texture.

  6. I bet the cardamom in the topping gives it an even more wonderful flavor! Nom!!

  7. Our mom is drooling! She LOVES blueberry buckle! I've never had it but I do love blueberries!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher
    PS: Happy belated Gotcha Day, Abby!!!!!

  8. Yummy - we love blueberries and our Dad does too. He has been away all weekend so we are going to tell Mom to surprise him with a blueberry buckle for when he gets home.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  9. Love that stuff. Can't wait for berry season!!
    Wyatt, Tegan and Mom

    1. Mom grew up eating Marionberry everything. When she goes to visit her Dad I think she eats a whole gallon of the Tillimook Marionberry Pie ice cream while she is there. (and if you're ever driving from Portland to Astoria on the Oregon side and see the Marionberry restaurant - stop!. Great elk burgers, fish and chips, salads, and pie.

      Abby Lab

  10. I bet Paul would love that - he likes blueberries, and unlike me, he doesn't love things to be sweet, sweet, sweet!


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