Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

From the 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook

¾ cup sugar

½ cup softened butter

1 egg

Cream shortening and sugar; add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Set aside.

Sift together and set aside:

2 cups flour (reserve 2 tablespoons to toss with blueberries)

2 ½  tsp. baking powder

¼  tsp salt

½ cup milk

2 cups flash frozen fresh blueberries (if they aren’t frozen they get mushy when you mix them in the very stiff batter)

Mixing instructions:

Using a mixer, alternately add flour mixture and milk to the creamed butter, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Toss the reserved 2 T flour with the blueberries. Using a wooden spoon, carefully fold blueberries into stiff batter. Spread in 9” greased pan or use 4 small loaf pans. I line the small pans with foil first and they come out of the pan easily.  Sprinkle with crumb topping.

Crumb Topping – mix together with fork

½ cup sugar

½ cup flour

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup softened butter

For 9 “ pan, bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes checking at 40 minutes to see if you need to put a tent foil over it to slow browning. For smaller pans, bake about 40 minutes, and check at 30 minutes to cover with foil, if needed. Check for doneness with a toothpick in center of pan. When toothpick shows crumbs or comes out clean, breads are done.

Delicious warm or at room temperature. Freezes well.

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