Saturday, July 17, 2010

Raspberry Buckle - by Lisa

I've been waiting months to try out this recipe. I saw it back in the winter and knew it would be a great treat to make when raspberries were in season! Sure enough, we went berry picking a couple of weeks ago and came back with a box full of berries. I made sure to set some aside for this recipe. :)

I actually made this on Wednesday afternoon and just haven't had the time to write up an entry until now! This was a pretty easy recipe to make. The batter seems to be a basic sweet bread/coffee cake style which would be amenable to a variety of fruit filling. I think this dish would be just as good with blueberries, strawberries or blackberries. Of course, raspberries are my favorite so I had no inclinations to make any changes. For the streusel topping, I tried doing the pastry cutter routine again for the butter. I don't know if I am just too impatient, but after only a minute or two I got annoyed and threw the whole thing in the food processor.
Everything seemed to come together quite nicely, tho I did have to enlist Hubby's help as I wasn't paying attention to the time and had to get to a doctor appt while the buckle was still in the oven. So he took care of getting it out of the oven, and we dug into it later that evening. This definitely would make a delicious brunch treat, and it certainly would pair well with some ice cream for an evening dessert. Hubby thought it was a tad dry, but I think that is to be expected with this style of treat. I thought it was pretty tasty myself!

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