Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blueberry Buckle

It's the season of blueberries!!! They are going for $3.99 for 2 boxes at NTUC. The auntie spirit in me told myself that I shouldn't give up this great deal. Looted 4 boxes from the supermarket. Was thinking hard what I can make with them. Blueberry muffins sounds good but I don't wanna be making muffins again since I've made them recently. Googled for some inspiration and found Anna Olson's recipe. Since she is one of my favorite chefs, I must try the recipe!

Honestly I've never eaten a Blueberry Buckle before so I don't know what to expect. It tastes like blueberries sandwiched between vanilla cake and crispy streusel bits. Kinda like the cakes you would eat with your Starbucks latte. Pretty good stuff to make for a picnic as you do not need the fridge to keep the cake intact.

Blueberry Buckle (modified from Anna Olson's Blueberry Buckle)

Cake -
280g all purpose flour
115g butter
100g sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
250g blueberries

Streusel Topping -
65g sugar
45g all purpose flour
40g butter, cold
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1. Preheat oven to 175°C
2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
3. Cream butter and sugar with a hand mixer, until pale yellow and creamy
4. Add in vanilla, follow by egg and mix well
5. Add in flour mixture, alternate with milk until incorporated
6. Pour batter onto 8" cake tin and start preparing your streusel topping
7. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon powder in a separate bowl
8. Rub cold butter into the mixture until crumbly
9. Sprinkle blueberries, followed by streusel topping on cake batter
10. Bake for 45-50 mins and transfer to wire rack to cool

1 comment:

  1. am baking your blue berry buckle...realised you left out milk in your recipe.. i find the batter rather dry... hope it is good! :)