Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday



I have to repost this recipe, as it has become a family favorite. I have about 4 loaves of it in the freezer, and we're just dying to eat it. My husband is coming home tomorrow, so I suspect we'll be having some for desert, or a snack, really soon.
I even froze some blueberries with a plan to make this once our other loaves run out. I specifically labeled the freezer bags "Blueberry Buckle", so we wouldn't eat the frozen berries inside, haha.


Blueberry Buckle

Cake batter:

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 and 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Step 1 - Wash the blueberries

Just rinse them in a colander or sieve in cold water, no soap.
Now is also a good time to get the oven preheating to 375 F.
Step 2 - Mix the dry ingredients
Combine the 3/4 cup sugar, 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl and mix well!

Step 3 - Add the butter and the egg

Add the 1/4 cup soft butter, the egg and using a mixer (hand, electric, or just a large spoon, whatever you have) , mix it up!
Step 4 - Mix in the milk
Add the 1/2 cups milk and mix it up.

Step 5 - Add the flour

While mixing, stir in the 2 cups of flour! (it's just like making pancakes). It will end up like very thick pancake batter. You may have to finish mixing by hand . I added a splash of extra milk here, the batter was much too thick.

Step 6 - Add the blueberries and mix

Add the blueberries and gently mix it. You don't want to crush the berries, but it won't matter if some get crushed, either!

Step 7 - Grease and flour the pan(s)
This is pretty self explanatory

Step 8 - Pour the batter into the pan(s)

Just pour the batter into the the pans. It should only fill the pan about half way up! It WILL rise, don't worry!

Step 9 - Make the topping

Now to make the topping, in another bowl, mix together the topping ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup soft or melted butter or margarine

Step 10 - Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter

Pretty self-explanatory, don't you think?

Step 11 - Put the coffee cake in the oven!

Cook the coffee cake at 375 F (or 190 Celsius) for 45 minutes.

Step 12 - Remove when the coffee cake is golden brown

After about 35 minutes, check to see if the top is golden brown. If if not, check every 3 or 4 minutes until it is

Enjoy!




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