Fruit buckle

It's been a long while since I posted.

I know, I know.

I have a lot going on right now.  The biggest thing is that we are moving back to California.  PappaH is already on his way to start his new job.  I get to stay here in CT and deal with the house and packing and moving and re homing the chickens and all of the other stuff.  Then, I'll load up the car with the kiddos and dogs and drive across the country.


I'll miss CT, but am looking forward (kind of) to new adventures.

Anyway, berries and fruit are in season!  Perhaps you went berry picking and don't know what to make with all the extras.  

This is a great cake like item.  It is called a buckle.  Pretend a cake and a cobbler fell in love.  This buckle would be their love child.  It is great for snacking or dessert or even breakfast.


Just top it with a little sweetened creme fraiche or yogurt or ice cream or even squirty whipped cream and - voila!

Fruit Buckle

1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup whole milk
4 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 pounds fruit (I used nectarines and blueberries)
1 Tablespoon lemon zest 

Preheat oven to 376 F.  Grease or butter a 13x9 baking dish.

Place the prepared fruit in a large bowl (you know, peel and chop peaches or hull strawberries - use your own judgement - but the pieces need to be bite size) and toss with the lemon zest.  Set aside.

In another large bowl, add the butter and sugar.  Beat until it is combined.  Add the eggs, salt, vanilla and milk.  Continue to beat until combined.  Add the flour and baking powder and mix to combine.  It should be a fairly thick batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.  Place the fruit on top and gently push into the batter.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Eat it up.