Blueberry Buckle for Christmas Breakfast

bbr.jpgTwas the night before Christmas… ;O)

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!

Blueberry Buckle

Cake:

  • 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)

Topping:

  • 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?

13 thoughts on “Blueberry Buckle for Christmas Breakfast”

  1. Now I’m dying to know what your dh was up to…must’ve been something for you!! :)
    My sweetie mega-surprised me by buying me a GUITAR and book and DVD to learn to play! He knows that’s been a dream of mine that I never dared to try…and is going to (patiently) sit with me after all the children are in bed each night…what a fun way to spend time together! I have visions of my crew all playing different instruments and having a band!
    All mine are quietly resting readying for a big trip in to G’ma and G’pa’s for dinner, visiting, playing our new games, and treats!
    MERRY *CHRIST*Mas!!
    Love you and yours!
    Jana

  2. Wow! Sweetie-mega did good! I used to play the guitar (in school…never got very good at it) and have always wanted to pick it back up and take it somewhere. Especially whenever I listen to our Jack Johnson Curious George CD (his guitar music is so compelling!) My guitar needs new strings, and I need motivation. Will be excited to hear of your progress! Does your man play, or will you be learning together? Either way, sounds wonderful. My man would love to learn also… :O)

    I’m not sure what he was working on in the shop, because sadly, his belt sander quit before he could finish the project. He said it’s going to be late…and he had two projects in the works…one for the girls and something for me. He had me covered though, bought my favorite Yankee candle scent “Clean Cotton” plus 2 new ones that leave me heady they smell so good! Btw, we got your INCREDIBLE newsy Christmas leter…wow~! Like a mini-magazine, I’m so impressed…I just devoured it! Thanks so much! Hugs and Merry CHRISTmas to you and all yours…may it last all year long!

  3. LOL ok Mary…I have to ask…what was DH up to?? What was your Christmas surprise?? I’m dying to know!! Hope it was great for you!

  4. Geri, making sure you know this is a post from last Christmas…I know, it gets confusing when I link to old posts the trackbacks always show up in the “active conversations” sidebar. But I’m glad you asked, because I never updated here in the comment section! I’m going to make you follow the below link to find out what dh was up to last Christmas…and there are pics! And yes, it was great for me! Dh and I used his gifts to compete against each other…got a lot of great exercise and fun out of them, still do occasionally!
    http://homesteepedhope.com/2006/12/28/unique-gifts/

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