I get so confused with all of these dessert names…crisp, crumble, buckle, cobbler….
I tried to get a definitive answer as to what constitutes a true buckle and I gave up.
My thoughts about this recipe? It’s a fabulously moist cake that is packed with fruit and gets a terrific crunch from a layer of sliced almonds on top. Blueberries and peaches are one of my favorite fruit combinations.
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
4 peaches, each cut into 8 wedges
1 pint blueberries
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the sour cream, and then the remaining flour mixture, mixing well between additions.
5. Fold in the peaches and blueberries. (It might seem that there is too much fruit in proportion to batter, but the batter will rise around it while baking.)
6. Transfer the batter to an 8 x 8-inch (2-quart) baking dish and sprinkle with the almonds.
7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of batter comes out clean, 60 to 80 minutes. Let cool slightly.
8. Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.
Recipe from Real Simple Magazine
The buckle is really good with ice cream.
Sometimes I am driven to listen to a song based purely on the band’s description of it. Now, how could I not listen to ‘Ghost Mountains’ after reading this?
“Take a shot of tequila, a drag of your cigarette and wipe the sweat from your brow as Battlehounds present the perfect soundtrack to your next paranoid journey across the desert.”
Yep. Grungy and loud, it is perfect for paranoia.