I think I’m ready, how about you? I love to have everything done the night before so we can laze around and enjoy being together Christmas morning. Dh gets tomorrow off! To you city folks, that may seem like a given, but agricultural folks work round the clock…cattle need fed and doctored even on Christmas!
Our Christmas breakfast tradition always includes a warm wedge of streusal-topped Blueberry Buckle, served with cream.
Here’s the recipe just for you!
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened (go real butter!)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup margarine or butter
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (being a former Texan, I prefer pecans!)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan, or a 10-inch tube pan. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat sugar and 1/4 cup margarine until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Spread 2/3 of batter into greased and floured pan; top with blueberries. Carefully spread with remaining batter.
In medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/4 cup margarine until mixture is crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until cake is deep golden brown. Cool ten minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm with cream, if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
I have all my dry ingredients mixed up so assembling it in the morning will take less than 5 minutes. It will be half baked by the time the munchkins tumble forth, smelling the house up all Christmasey! By the time we unstuff the stockings it will be ready to enjoy…
Wonder what Dh is up to…he said he had a project in the shop to finish up…he’s taking forever…
Merry Christmas to you all! And to you all…a good night!
What’s a favorite tradition at your house on this special day?