Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter "Blues"

The next time I wish for a big snow or listen longingly to the weather reports of cities receiving record snowfalls,  would someone please smack me.  With Friday's snowfall of 23 inches and now with last night's and today's addition of 6 inches and counting I don't think I will ever again venture outside of my home.  Except of course to shovel.  We are making the best of it and I must say it does bring a neighborhood together.  Everyone checking on eachother and lending a hand whenever we can.  I know my son was sure thankful to a kind neighbor who brought his snowblower over to help him dig the driveway out.  With the schools all closed and even my husband's office closed for the day,  it allows for some fun family time.  As the saying goes "When life gives you lemons, make lemonaid".  Well I say "When Winter gives you the blues, make Blueberry Buckle"  And that is just what I did.........
Blueberry Buckle
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries

In a mixing bowl, cream butter with the sugar until light and airy.
Blend in the egg.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture.
Gently fold in the blueberries.
Pour into a greased and floured 8 x 8 inch pan.
Topping
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon in a bowl and cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. 
Sprinkle over batter in the pan.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 -45 minutes.  Place the pan on a rack to cool.  Cut into squares and serve warm.  Serves 6
I am sure this would be wonderful with vanilla ice-cream however I just can't bring myself to eat something cold and white :)

7 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

Serves 6? 6 like Alex or 6 like Emma? I'd like to grab a fork and come right over but I'm sure it's probably gone by now! This is one of my favorite desserts...blueberries and crumbs...a dynamite combination! David said he shoveled 8 additional inches this morning-Mount Woodview-there's no place like it!

Country Dreaming said...

Goodness--you do have a lot of snow!
But the buckle looks really good.
Enjoy!

Melinda

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely photos. Looks like a great recipe for me to try. Thanks.
Stay warm!
Maureen

~Kim~ said...

I love Blueberry Buckle and today I was craving something homemade and warm--That would have done the trick,it really looks delicious!!

I'm right there with you about the snow...What were "we" thinking when we started our snow-dance?:-) Stay warm and safe!!!

Shirley said...

I love your picture. Your blueberry buckle looks yummy. It would be good with ice cream. Do you let it cool or eat it while it is still warm. Either way I bet it would be yummy. My hubby always wants a blueberry pie for his birthday. Take care and stay warm.

Farmhouse Country said...

YUM! Well I sure hope I get snowed in at your house one of these days, lol! That looks delicous. Stay warm!
Dee

Mimi Sue said...

We had snow last night and they say it's coming your way! Love to bake when it's cold out. Warms up the kitchen and the tummy and smells great too. Stay warm...Mimi

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