I found myself in Blueberry heaven the other day. My mother had brought me a big bag of blueberries from "Mr. Ward" - My father's childhood friend from the Catskills. He has amazing blueberry bushes which he allows us to "dine" on once in a while (Picture below is of my dad and my daughter Jensen dining Ala Carte in Mr. Ward's garden). Sometimes he even does the picking for us and gives them to my dad when they meet up for golf. We like those even better!
I don't have to think long when I am given a beautiful bag of blueberries. I usually reach for my homemade cookbook from my Aunt Ruthie and start to gather the ingredients for her blueberry buckle! It's hard to even utter those words without getting a little pep in my step. My heart thinks - yeah - we're having blueberry buckle for dessert! Yeah me!!
Aunt Ruthie's Blueberry Buckle:
Grease well an 8 inch pan. Put in 2 or more cups (I use 3) blueberries and juice of one lemon.
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add alternately with 3/4 cup milk. This will make a very thick batter.
Spoon batter over berries.
Then combine 3/4 cup sugar with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch. Put this on batter.
Pour 1 cup hot water over top.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Sometimes I make this in 2 loaf pans. This ensures a nice crust on all sides. I find that with an 8 by 8 pan, sometimes the middle just can't seem to get done. Serve with vanilla ice cream or real whip cream.
Enjoy your own blueberry heaven!