A "buckle" is a single layer cake with fruit and a streusel topping, which gives it a buckled or crumpled appearance. The texture on this cake is so very light; a perfect balance of sweetness from the streusel topping that seems to heighten the taste of the blueberries. Simple to make. Quick to bake. Below is my recipe as inspired by Chef Gand.
1 cup sugar
1 stick softened unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of fresh nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Cream the sugar and butter together in a mixer. Add the egg and mix well. Sift the dry ingredients together, then add them to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Batter will be very thick. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan.
Topping: Combine all ingredients into a small bowl. Using a pastry cutter, combine the ingredients into a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.