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Farmstand Blackberry Cornbread Buckle: #SundaySupper BBQ

This recipe was slightly adapted from Blackberry Cornbread Buckle on Food52 by janeofmanytrades.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

Blackberry Buckle

  • 4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 6 oz unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Oat Crumb Topping below

Oatmeal Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes

Instructions

Blackberry Buckle

  • Combine the blackberries, sugar, lemon zest, rosewater, and cardamom in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10" deep dish pie plate, 10" x 10" pan, or 11" pie plate, and set aside.
  • Cream the butter with the sugar, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting until each egg is completely mixed in before adding the next. You may need to scrape the bowl in between adding the eggs, particularly after the first one.
  • Whisk the flours and baking powder together to thoroughly distribute the baking powder through the flours. Even though this is a buckle, it's nice to have an even buckling, so to speak. Fold the flour mixture into the batter in thirds using a spatula until combined. Pour in the buttermilk and continue folding until no streaks remain.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the surface. Top the cornbread evenly with the berries. By now, there should be some juices in the berry bowl - make sure you add those too! The berries should cover the entire cake.
  • Sprinkle the Oat Crumb Topping evenly over the fruit, and bake until a pick comes out clean, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Because of all the berries, it's good to test the cake in a few areas. This cake is fantastic served warm or cold, but warm is just a little better. And don't forget a scoop of ice cream.

Oatmeal Crumb Topping

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and toss around with your fingers. Add the butter cubes and rub the ingredients together with your fingers until pea sized crumbs are formed.