Since Ryan has taken a bit of hiatus from posting about his food knowledge, I have decided to whip a little something up (see what I did there?) for this dinner and a movie blog. Now, I'm no food guru like Ryan, but I do like to cook and bake from time to time and something I've always wanted to do is the whole Julie & Julia thing... cook through a cookbook. So that is what this Dinner and a Movie blog is going to become. Hold on folks because this is going to last for awhile, the cookbook I've chosen is Taste of Home's Recipes Across America. I chose this book because of the fact that it incorporates all the favorite dishes from across the country - there are 735 recipes! So many of my posts will include multiple recipes and thoughts on those recipes. I'm super excited to start this challenge (and see if I can finish it!)
The first recipe I'm going to make is the Blueberry Buckle.
I'm no fan of blueberries, but since we were encouraged to make a dessert to go along with our "Fall Festival Feast" at work, I decided that this would be the best opportunity. The "rating" will be based on my colleagues thoughts because honestly, I will not be eating this. So sorry. But I will be telling you my thoughts on the overall baking process and recipe!
Q: What do you get when 354 blueberries try to go through the door at the same time?
what that meant - yay for learning new things! After mixing to a consistency that I thought to be appropriate I started to sprinkle it on top. At first it seemed that there was way too much to sprinkle on top - but after baking I'm not sure that is still the case. (See picture below)
I followed the recipe as written as far as proportions are concerned. I'll probably make this recipe again in the future (but use berries that I actually am fond of - like blackberries perhaps?), because it was for the most part super easy to put together and I didn't need to buy that many more ingredients. The recipe link is at the bottom for your convenience.
Thanks to all my colleagues who served as official taste testers on this buckle!
I loved the top portion the most, the cinnamon crumbles were perfect
Rating: Thumbs Up
Northeast - Dessert - Fruit
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Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.