Some of the best ideas for meals come from having an overabundance of ingredient on hand. This happens a lot in our house; today the magical ingredient is blueberries. When Brian asked me, as he does every Sunday, what I wanted for breakfast I mentioned that we had a whole lot of blueberries in the fridge. He headed to the internet and started searching. Blueberry pancakes? Nah....we had pancakes yesterday. Coffee cake? Hmmmm.....maybe. How about a blueberry buckle? What is a "buckle" exactly??
This cake is another one of Alton Brown's recipes....if Brian is making something there's a good chance the recipe is one of his! Warm blueberries and a kick-butt crunch topping. However, now that I've had a buckle I'm still not sure what the difference is between a buckle and a plain 'ol coffeecake. I guess the buckle is a bit softer, and it kind of "falls apart" when cut and requires a spoon to remove it from the pan. Perhaps an email to A.B. will get that all sorted out, maybe he'll even feature buckles on a future episode of Good Eats! :)