First of all, my very nice sister-in-law sent me this website that you all need to go look at www.joyofbaking.com/EnglishTeaParty.html So many really good recipes, complete with many videos - a real treasure trove.
To continue that theme I am going to give you "Gramma Geores Blueberry Buckle" That's pronounced Jor-.rees It's Swedish, but rare. Supposedly only our relatives here in the US have it, but I have found a few unrelated ones. Buckle is an old name for a fruited coffee cake, in the same family, sort of, as grunts and slumps. In my other grandmother's recipe book - the one from Switzerland, who had hotel service training - a coffee cake was made with coffee.
Anyway, back to the recipe. This is good anytime and is wonderful for tea.
Oven at 350, greased 9x12 pan
Mix in your mixer
4 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup sugar
Add in the order given, mixing after each
2/3 cup of butter, softened
2 well-beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 pint or more of blueberries
You can use frozen blueberries, but DO NOT thaw them before you add them.
Streusal topping 1/2 cup butter,
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
scant teaspoon cinnamon
There are 2 ways to do the streusal, either right away or 1/2 through the baking. The former oozes into the cake, the latter remains more on top. You choose.
Bake 35-40 minutes, turning once or twice for even baking. Leave it in the pan to cool.
No tea today, I am just not up for tasting, just drinking