What in the world is a Buckle, and why is it good to eat? Here’s the answer from What’s Cooking America – History and Legends of Cobblers:
“Buckle or Crumble – Is a type of cake made in a single layer with berries added to the batter. It is usually made with blueberries. The topping is similar to a streusel, which gives it a buckled or crumpled appearance.” – What’s Cooking America
I’ve baked two buckles in one week. I use any overripe, juicy fruits I have on hand. My favorite combination so far has been plums and nectarines. In addition to changing the type of fruit in the recipe, I also used dark brown sugar instead of light, cinnamon in place of nutmeg. Because the recipe is protected under copyright law, I can’t include it in my post, but I can give you the link to the recipe: Food Network.com – Blueberry-Peach Buckle. The recipe is quick and easy. All who sampled the cake pronounced it delicious. It warms easily in the microwave and stores well at room temperature for a day or two. We eat it fast! If I was keeping it any longer I would store it in the refrigerator.