Monday, August 24, 2015

Blueberry Buckle

 Aren't sunflowers the cheeriest, happiest flower?  I had to buy a bunch at the grocery store and I'm sure they'll last for awhile.  I also made a Blueberry Buckle that is bursting with blueberry flavor.

 I so love using this teacup that I received awhile back, in a teacup exchange that my friend Stephanie had at the Enchanting RoseShe will be having another one in September if you'd like to join in, and you don't need to have a blog to participate. 

 I just love scenes on teacups and this is the saucer.  Don't you just love the setting?

This recipe comes from my very old Betty Crocker Cookbook that I received as shower gift back in 1970.  The recipe is listed under Favorite Coffee Cake, and the Blueberry Buckle is a variation. I hope you'll try it!  I used fresh blueberries, but spread them out on a rimmed cookie sheet to freeze quickly.  This easy trick makes for folding them in a lot easier and also, the batter doesn't turn an unpleasant purple.  The topping makes this coffee cake extra special. 

Blueberry Buckle

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening ( I used softened butter)
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 cups blueberries (freeze them first as they are easier to fold in and won't turn the batter purple)
   Topping (below)

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a round 9" pan, or an 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" square pan.  
Blend all ingredients together, except for blueberries and topping.  Beat vigorously for 1/2 minute. 
Fold in the  frozen blueberries and then spread in prepared pan.
Sprinkle topping over batter and bake 45-50 minutes.


Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup soft butter. 

This past week, I took my grandsons out to the movies and to dinner.  It's always fun to be with my guys!

This sweet picture of Harper was taken when she was eight months old.  She is nine months old right now and is crawling everywhere, and pulling herself up.  It won't be long and she'll be walking!

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

Tea Time Tuesday

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Oh Kitty! Your blueberry buckle looks delicious and oh so beautiful too...I will remember your tip for freezing the blueberries first so that the batter doesn't turn do bake the most amazing desserts and cakes!
    And how gorgeous your tea cup is - that scene is lovely! I love blue tea cups like grandmother has a few in her collection...smiles...
    Aww! Harper is simply too adorable for words...that sweet little face just makes you want to cuddle her! Nine months is such a delightful age...I remember how fun it was when my younger sisters were that age...
    And by the way, I think you are an absolutely wonderful gran - your grandchildren are very blessed having you in their lives! Such a precious relationship!
    Blessings to you, dear Kitty! Have a beautifully blessed week!

  2. The buckle sounds great Kitty, I haven't made anything with blueberries in a while:@)

  3. I wish I had some of your blueberry buckle for breakfast Kitty! Your teacup is so pretty and I can't resist picking up sunflowers at the grocery store either :) What a fun outing with your grandsons and an ADORABLE photo of Harper!

  4. I have an old recipe for blueberry buckle I like too, similar to yours but the addition of pecans. It is wonderful with tea and I wish I could join you.
    Sweet photo of your grandson outing and the adorable Harper.
    I have been putting cinnamon chips in scones when I bake them (from the stash purchased in Florida) and yesterday my friend told me the Bulk Barn store has lemon chips now...I'll bet they will be good as well. :-)

  5. Hi Kitty, another lovely tea table with a yummy dessert. Your grandkids are so adorable. It is great that you can spend time with all of them.

  6. Boy doesn't that look delish! We are gorging on blueberries around here too! Love your pretty teacup, but then I always love blue and white. Had forgotten the linky, but it's up now!

  7. Your table setting is lovely, my friend, but I must confess that your table runner with the lovely lace stood out the most {{smiles}} I think it was the lace that caught my eye. Did you make it, Kitty? It's so, so pretty!

    Your blueberry buckle looks delicious and I bet it tastes even better than it looks. I made a blackberry and raspberry cobbler on Saturday. It was quite yummy, but the berries were very tart so I had to add LOTS of sugar :)

    Can you believe sign up for the tea cup exchange officially begins next Wednesday! I'm so excited :) Enjoy your Monday, my friend. Love to you!

  8. OH, I love that adorable table runner with the lace, it first caught my eye and it's looks lovely with your pretty fav dishes, ever! You and your family are just lovely too.
    Thanks for the recipe, yummy cobbler. I'm into baking..oh,oh...!
    Have a lovely week.

  9. Your blueberry buckle looks delicious, Kitty, and I do love your toile teacup! I know someone who decided to bake her own wedding cake using blueberries in the batter. Horrors! The cake was purple and she was so disappointed. Had she frozen the berries first, perhaps it would have turned out differently. {And no, it wasn't me.} I think one is taking quite a chance using blueberries in a wedding cake!
    I imagine the sunflowers will be out soon here too. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your family. That little Harper is cute as a button. Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a lovely day, dear friend.


  10. That blueberry buckle looks scrumptious! I am going to have to try that. :D Thanks for posting the recipe.
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  11. Hi Kitty, when I see sunflowers I know fall will be coming soon & yours are pretty. I love the table & the blueberry cake looks delicious. Your grandkids are adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy your day and week.

  12. So adorable! I love it! :) And this looks delicious as well! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Your post has me singing the blues, Kitty! This summer flew by way too quickly. I'm not a fan of the shorter days, but I am looking forward to all things pumpkin flavoured!

  14. Wow Kitty, we are both on the same wave length...LOL Blueberries. Your blueberry buckle looks fabulous on that table settings and the teacup is one of my favs. xo

  15. Hi Kitty: I love the blue tea cups. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. Your Grandsons are so handsome. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

  16. Oooh yum...blueberry buckle, now I have never heard of that, although it appears to look a lot like a coffee cake. Your topping looks delicious, Kitty. I must look in my Betty Crocker cookbook and see if that recipe is there, regardless,I will be making this from your recipe. That's a great tip about freezing the berries, in fact I just froze quite a few berries the other day. Now I know just what I will use some of them for.

    You have some handsome grand son's, Kitty, and what a fun time you must have had with them.
    You are making memories for all of you. :-)

    Your table setting is beautiful, and with that water fountain in the back ground it must be delightful having your cup of tea and treat listening to the relaxing and soothing water. How peaceful.

    Have a wonderful week my friend.
    Joy to you!

  17. Your Blueberry Buckle looks so good! Will try the recipe for sure! Your grandsons are some special guys I can see that for sure! Have a wonderful week! Lynn

  18. Kitty, this blueberry treat sounds delicious. Makes me wish for one for a midnight snack. Ha!
    Glad you had a fun not with your guys. Cute photo!

  19. I loved seeing your sweet grandkidlets, Kitty! They are such precious children & I know they keep you happy & busy.
    You picked the perfect dessert to go with your beautiful blue & white teacup...that blueberry buckle is the BOMB!! I'll have to ask my sister if her blueberries are ripe yet, so I can go get some & try making it, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. I love everything about your blog! Beautiful teacups,cooking and grandchildren are my favorite things!

  21. The buckle looks amazing! I just may have to make some for my husband this weekend...thanks for sharing!


  22. The Blueberry Buckle looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  23. I love Blue Willow but I have one cup and saucer just like yours! I love it too. The Blueberry Buckles sounds wonderful.

  24. You are speaking my language Kitty. This blueberry buckle looks amazing. I am a big fan of blueberries so I am definitely giving this recipe a try.

    Thank you for sharing.


  25. Hi Kitty, that blueberry buckle looks so good and I bet I have that same cookbook that I received for a wedding present in the early 60's. Your grandkids are just so darling and special. They are just the best treasure we could have in all the world..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  26. What handsome grands! The baby grand (=D ) is adorable! Blueberry Buckle sounds so good! I have not had any for a long time.

  27. Oh yum! Blueberry Buckle sounds so good. Your recipe is similar to one I've used, but I haven't made it for a long time. Love that pretty teacup! Blue and white is always a favorite of mine.

  28. your table setting is just lovely, pretty lace and such pretty flowers. That blueberry snack looks just delicious. How special to have time out with your grandsons, and Harper is just the sweetest, such a blessing, I am hoping that we are blessed with grandchildren some day :)

  29. Kitty, I love those "vintage" cookbooks, they always contain such good recipes. That is a great tip about freezing the blueberries. I was told if you will use buttermilk instead of milk you won't have the "bleeding", but I can't get enough tips.

    Hope you are having a good week.

  30. Oh my goodness, I don't know what looks more delicious...the sunflowers against the lovely blue dishes or the Blueberry Buckle! I do know you mean about the scenes on dishes like this. I have to admit a little fantasy that I have every now and be able to to jump right into the scene and live there! Crazy, I know :) Happy Wednesday!

  31. How pretty your table setting is, Kitty! Love your new teacup - it looks wonderful with the bright yellow sunflowers. The coffee cake cooks delish - I have my Mom's old Betty Crocker cookbook from the 50's and learned to cook from it as a new bride. Look at those handsome grandsons! And is that not the sweetest little baby? Love the cute photo! Have a great day! Hugs xo Karen

  32. What fun to go to the movies with the guys! I have 5 grandsons and they are so great! Sweet hugs, Diane

  33. The Buckle looks so yummy! We just got home from taking two of our grands to the movie. We went and saw Max and I cried through a lot of it. lol! Harper is such a little doll! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  34. What a pretty table setting. The Blueberry Buckle dessert looks yummy! I like that salt glazed pottery piece you used for the sunflowers. I agree sunflowers are so cheerful! That picture of Harper is the cutest! So much fun to watch the little ones develop. :-)

  35. Hi Kitty,
    I nominate you as Grandmother of the Year, Nana! Out with the grand daughters last week and then the sons this week. Such a lot of fun and energy you have Grandma. My friend likes to be called Glamma - sounds more glamorous! Lol! Your Blueberry Buckle dessert looks perfect with the blue transferware. What an awesome teacup you received! Belated Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

  36. Hi Kitty,
    I nominate you as Grandmother of the Year, Nana! Out with the grand daughters last week and then the sons this week. Such a lot of fun and energy you have Grandma. My friend likes to be called Glamma - sounds more glamorous! Lol! Your Blueberry Buckle dessert looks perfect with the blue transferware. What an awesome teacup you received! Belated Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

  37. Sounds good to me.. Blueberry Buckle that is.. I love that Blue and White tea cup.. Lovely post as always.. Happy weekend with love Janice

  38. Hi Kitty,
    Precious little ones, what a wonderful gift! I love your Blueberry Buckle and actually would love to have a slice right now to go with my coffee. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  39. Hello again, my friend :) I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your yummy blueberry buckle AND pretty table runner at Roses of Inspiration this afternoon. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Monday. Love you!

  40. Hmmm, I wish I had this for my morning coffee tomorrow! Looks and sounds delicious ~

    The guys are adorable! I know it was fun for all and such treasured memories you're creating.



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