Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blueberry Buckle

Did you know that blueberries are grown in Florida?  More specifically, they're grown awfully close to where I live?  I've lived in the Tampa Bay area for over ten years, and I had no idea, until I Google-searched for some strawberry picking and found out I was way late on that.  I did, however, find blueberry farms.  I completely made my son's day the first time we went blueberry picking.  We've been several times, most recently on the last weekend of blueberry season at a local blueberry and blackberry farm, and came away with 5 pounds of blueberries.  My mother had told me that when she was little, her mother used to make something called blueberry buckle when they went blueberry picking up north, so I thought I'd do the same.

I did my homework and found several different recipes - some more cake-like, and some more biscuit-like.  I erred on the cake side of things, because doesn't cake just make everything better?  It does in my world.  So, I fiddled around and compiled a couple of different recipes, and wound up with this recipe.  It's got a wonderful streusel topping, and it can be used with fresh or frozen blueberries.  Best part of this recipe?  It's so easy, and blueberries are so wonderful for you, health-wise, that the fact that they're in a cake is perfectly okay!



My husband likes to eat his blueberry buckle warmed up with some half and half on the bottom


Blueberry Buckle
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3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel topping
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan.
2. Cream together the softened butter and white sugar until well mixed.  Add egg and mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients well.  Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture, 1/3 at a time, alternating with your 1/2 cup of milk.  Gently fold in blueberries, then transfer batter to your greased square pan.
4. To make the streusel topping: Mix brown sugar, white sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter well.  This mixture will be a little bit crumbly.  Sprinkle mixture over the top of your batter.
5. Bake at 375 for 28-30 minutes.  Let cool before serving.  My husband prefers it served warm, so he puts in the microwave for a few minutes after he cuts a slice.

P.S. - Stay tuned for my next recipe next week, a marinara spaghetti sauce that reminds me of Maggiano's!  :)

108 comments:

supepome said...

I'm not a blueberry fan but that looks delicious!

Happy SITS day!

Firefly said...

That blueberry buckle looks so good I wish it was here to have with my coffee. Can't wait for the spaghetti sauce recipe.

Congratulations on the SITS day!

Mary K Brennan said...

I'm going to definitely try this one. I can just smell the blueberries through the screen.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Wow, this blueberry buckle looks AMAZING! Saw you on SITS! :)

Christine Lucas said...

I've got three blueberry bushes in my yard. They are itty-bitty, but they produce a lot. I live in Savannah. I bet you can grow them in Florida. You can grow so much in Florida. I also have an orange tree. Don't they issue you one of those when you move to The Sunshine State?

Sheri Carpetenter said...

OMG that looks so good. I love anything with blueberries in it. Going to have to try that one.

Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on your feature!!

Melissa said...

Stopping from SITs. That looks YUMMY! We do strawberry picking here but I love me some blueberries!

Melissa from adventuroo.com

The Mays Family said...

We have blueberries growing in our garden. This is definitely something that I will be making in the very near future. Thanks for sharing

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I love that it's blueberry time!

Happy SITS Day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! :) I'm stopping by from SITS. You have a really pretty blog, and I LOVE the recipes. I'm your newest Follower!

Brandie said...

You've made me hungry this morning! Happy SITS day!

Angie Nelson said...

I need some of that right now!

lynnegood said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!

I have been looking at your recipes and they are great! I think I will try the waffles this weekend!

Shayna said...

OH this looks so good!

And its healthy? Yum! :-)

Melinda said...

I wonder if i could do this with strawberries. We picked 14lbs last week and really don't want them to go bad. I can always do jam but this sounds tasty!

Melinda said...

Oh Yeah, HAppy SITS Day!

Jenny said...

I have got to try this recipe! It looks so good! Our kids love to pick blueberries and can't wait to go this summer.

Happy SITS Day! I'd love to have you visit my blog!

poppingbubbles said...

Happy SITS Day! That blueberry buckle looks delicious. I'm going to have to try it!

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AndreaLeigh said...

that looks delicious! i'm always on the lookout for sweets recipes.

congrats on your featured day at SITS!

alabaster cow said...

wow that looks incredible! happy SITS day!

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Me, Myself and Pie said...

Happy SITS day! this looks and sounds great. Funny...blueberry buckle was the name of my favorite baby food when I was little, but no one knew why it was called that. Looks like I was eating good desserts at a very young age!

Steph said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Did I read this right...you're another Floridian? :) I'm in the Orlando area! And that blueberry receipe looks delish! :)

New follower!

http://goobergrapemonkeyman.blogspot.com

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Oh I am so going to try this recipe tonight. I bought blueberries on a whim yesterday. I now know what I will be making with those!

Jodi said...

Happy SITS day!

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy to congratulate you on your SITS day.

Maggi said...

That looks amazing! Happy SITS day! :D

Angie said...

My mouth is watering! This sounds unbelievably delicious. Headed out to the grocery store today, so I may just pick up some blueberries and give this a whirl. Thanks for the recipe!

Happy SITS day. Looking forward to exploring the rest of your blog!

Cheryl D. said...

It's me again! Thanks for the vote! I appreciate it.

Ronnica said...

I'm not a fan of blueberries unless they are in something like this. =)

Alison Russell said...

Happy SITS day! I grew up with copious wild blueberry bushes :) I'll definitely try this recipe when blueberry season starts up here!

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Katherine said...

Happy SITS day!

We have some blueberry farms close to where I live. Now that I have a recipe, I really need to head out and get some.

Uyen said...

OMG! You must tell me where the blueberry farm is. I also live in Tampa and would love to go too! That blueberry buckle looks absolutely delicious! congrats and happy SITS day!

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. It's still a little early for berry season here in the Midwest, but I will look forward to trying out your recipe this summer.

Happy SITS day!

Kristy said...

Looks soooo yummy. Wish I had it right now with my coffee. Happy SITS day!

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

Hi there!! Stopping over from SITS! This sooo reminded me of when I lived with my Gramma when I was a little girl, we would go pick raspberries together and she would make pies, jellies, and muffins with them it was such a sweet and memorable experience that I'll hold dear always. Have a beautiful week and I'm looking forward to more yummy recipes here on your blog =)

Lolli said...

That sounds absolutely heavenly!! I LOVE picking fresh blueberries. We have a farm right down the street that has pick-your-own berries in the summer. Yum!

fatnsassymama said...

I love picking fresh fruit!!! Thank you so much for all of these awesome baking recipes!!! Saw you on SITS and glad I came by....great blog!

kyooty said...

oh that looks so yummy!!! did you know blueberries grow up here in Canada too, lot sof big wild ones, but not until mid to late July into August. Most of August is good BlueBerry picking weather. Yummy!

Liza said...

I'm so confused. Your post says it was posted TOMORROW, May 26th. How did you get to the future? That's amazing. I'm going to go read your SITS post since that's why I'm here.

lori said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! The brown beauty cake looks heavenly! When I went to bookmark it, the folder that it defaulted to was "fitness and health" Ummm, not! But that's ok, I put it in my "Sinful delights" folder - right by the porn.

Just kidding - I don't have any porn. ;-)

Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

OMG I LOVE blueberry buckle! You are clearly a genius!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Happy SITS day!!!

A Mom Writing said...

Everything looks delish here-- I'm now a follower. Happy SITS day!

phoebe said...

we won't have blueberries till much later in the summer here up north, but that looks amazing! enjoy!

Goddess Romy said...

Yum! Definitely gonna try this recipe! Happy SITS day!

Steph said...

My entire family would love this, even my picky dad and nephew. And with half and half? YUM! Happy SITS Day!!! Your desserts look divine!

Stay at home mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope you enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Yummy!Yummy!

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Jessica said...

Looks delicious!
Happy SITS Day!

cheekymama said...

You make me want to run out into a field and start picking blueberries! Thanks for posting this recipe, looks delicious. I might have to give it a try. Congrats on your SITS day too :-)

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M said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm so happy I checked SITS today and found your site.

You can thank the University of Florida for your blueberries. They developed the variety that grows this far South. Blueberries even grow as far South as where I live in Miami. GO GATORS! (don't hate me for that)

Blissful Babe said...

Oh Lawdy!!!

I can't wait to make this! I would love to go blueberry picking. I'm going to have to check that out in my area!

Rene W. said...

mmm - yummy! Happy SITS day :)

Jamie said...

That looks so good! You have so many yummy recipes!

Tanja said...

I like your recipes a lot. I'm now following you :)
You can check out my blog too - it's http://tanjascupcakes.blogspot.com

Have a great day!

Kami said...

Oh my Sweet goodness! That's all I can say!
Mmmmmm.....
Found you on SITS for your featured blogger post, woohoo!

Tori said...

Happy SITS day! the blueberry buckle looks DELISH! thanks for sharing!

Scraps said...

I tend to agree with your husband--a little cream or half and half poured over any warmed-up pie or cobbler is my favorite!

Amy said...

Congrats on your SITS day. I am enjoying reading about all the recipes you create. i am now a follower and look forward to seeing all of your future creations.

Rachel said...

Oh my, I think I gained a pound just looking at the pics...thanks for sharing!

New follower= http://iamrachel-forever.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

Happy SITS day to you! That pie looks delicious! Can't wait to try your recipes!

Modern Style Mama said...

Happy SITS DAY!!!! And by the way - I LOVE blueberries! I think I just might have to make this recipe today!!! :)

Michelle said...

This looks too good! You're killin' me though, I haven't had my breakfast yet. Now that oatmeal I was going to indulge in doesn't seem so appealing to me after ogling that blueberry buckle. I'm going to try this one for sure. Thanks. :)

Melanie said...

Congrats on being the featured SITS blogger! I LOVE trying new recipes, can't wait to try some.

Melanie
www.tutubugblog.blogspot.com

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I'm beginning to think I should just start at the top of your blog and work my way down the amazing recipes!

Happy SITS Day!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Aging Mommy said...

When I was growing up in England no one had really heard of blueberries and certainly never got to eat them. Last year sales quadrupled and are now outstripping sales of strawberries, always so popular there but people like the ease of preparing blueberries and the health benefits. This recipe sounds fabulous, I might just have to try it. I like the way you talk about what brings you to a recipe and don't just focus on the food.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi...hope you are having a good day! vital wheat gluten is in by the flour and sugar. it's one of those things i overlooked for years not knowing what it was and now i never make bread without it¡ it makes the bread chewier and keeps it fresh longer.

Nuy Cho said...

Wow, both my daughter and I are a huge fan of blueberries, and your blueberry buckle is mouth-watering. Beautiful site! Stopping by from SITS - Nuy from Nuybeauty.com

Theresa said...

We love strawberry picking up in Wisconsin and you certainly have not missed that - so come on up! Thanks for the great recipe and happy SITS day!

Mrs Dreamer said...

Happy belated SITS day (I'm behind on my blogs)!

Totally going to make that this weekend. I LOVE blueberries.

And it's pretty fitting that my catchpa is 'cakeye'. I'd like to think that it originally started as 'cake? YES!'

Kristen said...

Ok, now I am hungry and thinking I should go and make this. YUM!

Happy SITS day to you!

Duchess said...

Happy SITS day!!

I love blueberry buckle and it's a staple of my NorthEastern roots :0) My grandfather picks blueberries in the wild and they make for some of the best desserts!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you have a lot of great recipes on here. I look forward to checking them out more! Also, I'm laughing because I could have wrote your "About Type A Mommy" for myself! (Except I'm a 30-something!) Congrats on your SITS day!

A Frugal Life said...

ohhh, thanks for the recipe. It looks awesome!

Kechell E. said...

The blueberry buckle looks really delicious. I am going to have to try this.

Congrats on your SITS day!

Beth said...

MMMMMMMM .... I LOVE blueberry buckle! Haven't made it in forever! I may have to dig the recipe out and make some! :)

Happy SITS Day! :)

Lois Lane said...

Yummy! I printed it and am definitely giving it a try.

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Heidi Walker said...

Looks so tasty!! I keep making Florida friends!! Perhaps it is a sign that our plans to move there is meant to be!!

Happy SITS day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy SITS day!

Tiffany said...

I love blueberries. Those look delicious! I'm going to have to try it this weekend.

Theresa said...

Omg! That looks SO good! I am loving what I have read so far! I will be back!

Theresa
www.full-time-job.blogspot.com

blessedmomof3 said...

Boy, that blueberry buckle sounds extremely good! You have a lot of yummy sounding recipes for sure, and I like the look of the pizza recipes. So many good things to choose from! Happy SITS Day to you!

alicia said...

Um, YUM!! Thanks for sharing. And didn't know that about blueberries.

Crystal Escobar said...

Congratulations on your SITS day. Yeah!!! So excited. What a beautiful blog you have here with such awesome recipe ideas. So excited to be your newest follower. I'll be back for sure!

Luciana said...

Happy SITS Day!!!! Ummmm those look so gooooood. I´m your follower now!!!

Jenny said...

Try this recipe with raspberries sometime, too. Delicious! Great blog! And Happy belated SITS day!

samsstuff said...

Happy SITS Feature Day!

I bought a blueberry plant, for the first time, last year. I don't know if it will produce enough this year or not, but I'm pretty sure that the Buckle can be made with blackberries (pretty abundant around here) or just about any berry. Yum!

Vanessa said...

This looks scrumptious! I've got to try it. I think I'll try creme fraiche on the bottom since we don't have half and half.

Love it! Thank you!

Cashier said...

Happy SITS Day! That blueberry dish looks delish!

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

Wow that looks so yummy. I love blueberries.

April said...

THANK YOU for posting this!! Just the other day I was thinking I want a blueberry buckle recipe. Awesome!

Hanneke Nelson said...

My daughter (3) begs me every time we go grocery shopping to buy some blueberries. I think I just might give in next time...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the comment love today!

Mama Hen said...

Wow, that looks so yummy! Love your blog! Happy SITS Day!

Mama Hen

Zeemaid said...

cake does make all things better!!

Happy SITS day!

Jill said...

I wonder if this would work with boysenberries?

Linds said...

That looks amazing! I'm totally going to try it!

P.S. Found you on SITS!

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, that looks sooo good...love blueberries especially when it is in a cake sitting in a pool of half n half!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

Mmmmm I wonder if I could use huckleberries because we have a freezer full lol. This looks super good. And happy sits day

Twincerely,Olga said...

I am now following you

Twincerely,Olga said...

oops this was suppose to go first!!Congrats on your SiTS Day!!! Very cool!!! That looks delicious and my hubby looves blueberries!!!

theUngourmet said...

Happy SITS day and...YUM! This looks delicious! I made a rhubarb streusel bread today. I'll have to try your buckle out too! ;)

eof777 said...

Delicioso! I will definitely try this recipe... Happy SITS Wednesday!
Cheers,
Eliz
My main blog is: http://eof737.wordpress.com/

Scrappy Girl said...

That looks absolutely delicious...I love when it is blueberry season! The name of the recipe reminds me of the Gerber baby food called Blueberry Buckle. Pop over and say hello!

Jackie said...

Looks delicious! Good thing my hubby brought home some blueberries from the store last night - it looks like I'll be baking with my little ones tomorrow!

Congrats on your SITS day! Glad to find you!

Lucie said...

Happy SITs Day!! I love anything with that streusel topping!!! I am copy/pasting this recipe and cannot wait to try it!

Blessings,
Lucie

lucieluvsca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kelsey said...

oh my lord that looks divine. I'm originally from Tampa!

Hillary said...

OMG- don't you know I'm on a diet?? I can't look at this without wanting it. ;-)

In all fairness, it looks delish! Want to make me one? Any low-fat/low-carb options for it?

Grandma Nina said...

I found your blog through SITS and when I read your recipe for the Blueberry Buckle I knew my family would love it. So I made it for a family gathering this weekend and it was a huge hit. Thanks so much.
Absolutely delicious.

Jackie said...

Made this for our BBQ last weekend & it was a smash hit! Thanks.

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