My goal at the end of the day is to make you stop for a second and appreciate some really awesome cooking that you can do at home. I don't think food needs to be incredibly fancy, but it should put a smile on your face. (And hopefully have you running back for seconds). The last thing I want to do is intimidate anyone. The food may look crazy, but if a poor post-college grad can whip up this stuff, then anybody can!
A few years ago I would've rather stayed in my cocoon of blankets until the early afternoon, but priorities change, and I'm up at 7 checking emails, baking, and starting the day off right.
So let's talk about this blueberry buckle.
Breakfast is enough to draw in an entire office of sleepy coworkers so I'm not exaggerating when I say that the entire pyrex dish was gone in an instant. I love breakfast, and I especially love when it doesn't put you in a food coma so if you're really struggling to find something easy to throw together, this should be your go-to.
Happy Sunday friends!
Serves 9-12 people
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup softened shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pint blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup softened butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Grease a 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray, or sprinkle with a bit of flour and set aside.
1. In a stand mixer or with your handheld, combine the butter, shortening, and egg on medium speed until light and fluffy, usually around 2-3 minutes. Turning the speed down to low, or using good old arm strength, whisk in the milk.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt, then gradually add to the mixer on medium speed again until just combined. Pour in blueberries and mix by hand as to not crush them completely. Pour mixture into greased pan and spread evenly.
3. For the topping, whisk the butter and sugar until fluffy on medium to high speed. Add the rest of the dry ingredients once sifted. Spread mixture on top of base layer. Don't worry, it'll look thick but it's supposed to be that consistency; you didn't forget to add any ingredients!
4. Bake on the center rack for roughly 30-40 minutes, or until you start to see browning on the top, pull out, and let cool for at least a half hour before serving.