Blueberry Buckle

I put the word out that I needed the Worcester women buckle recipe. My niece Deb and her son Jake shared the following.This recipe yields a Worcester Family Favorite. Growing up we all looked forward to those first blueberries ripening so the first buckle of the year could be baked by my grandmother. Each August was marked by raking blueberries on family land Downeast and a fresh buckle was always a welcome reward following a hard day’s work. As good as it is a buckle never lasts long.

BB Buckle: 350 oven for about 50 minutes in 9x13x2 pan

top:3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup soft butter

bottom: 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 3 tsp baking powder, 3 cups either fresh or frozen blueberries (be sure to use the small wild ones)