This time of year, blueberries are available in Potter County. They grow well here. The bushes are just loaded with berries this year. The weight of all those plump berries bend the branches to point it makes one wonder why the blueberry bush branches don’t break under the heavy load.
So if you are lucky enough to be in Potter County in August, be sure to find yourself a local U-pick farm or farmer’s market get some of those delicious blueberries. What can you do with all of those blueberries? One great recipe is Blueberry Buckle. And here’s recipe. Of course, you can also just eat them by the handful too. So get out there and get pickin’. It’s good wholesome fun for the whole family available to us locally right here in Potter County.
Blueberry Buckle: “a buckle is an old-fashioned, single-layer cake with a streusel-type topping. The batter is quite dense. As the cake bakes, the batter sinks to the bottom of the pan, which makes the streusel buckle on top.”
2 cups and 1-2 Tbsp of sifted, all purpose flour separated
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 pint blueberries
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch pan. Set aside.
2 Sift together the 2 cups of flour, the baking powder and the salt. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk. Toss the beries with the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour (to separate and scatter evenly throughout the batter) and fold in. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set aside.
3 Combine ingredients for topping with a fork to make crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this over the batter.
4 Bake for one hour, then test for doneness by gently inserting a fork. If it does not come out clean, give the cake another 5 to 10 minutes to bake.
5 When the cake has cooled, run a knife around the edges and lift the cake out o the pan. Serve with whipped cream.
Recipe Source: Simply Recipes