Of course my own mother makes it better. But for my first time, it didn't turn out terribly.
I remember pulling off pieces of the crust when I was little, removing little wedges of cinnamon and sugar; fortunately, the cake beneath is delicious too.
This is my mother's blueberry dessert recipe. I love that we used blueberries from picking together, something I hope will become our own family's tradition, and I love that we are using her recipe, an infusion of generations. She's going to be a grandmother soon, and right now, her gift of ingredients is keeping my babe content.
Blueberry Dessert (Yum!)
Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes
Topping - crumble on top of batter after the batter has been put in pan
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
Batter (put in bowl in this order and mix after each addition--I use a mixer except for the berries which I fold in with a wooden spoon)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup softened margarine
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (I usually leave this out since I don't think it matters and we get enough salt in our food normally)
2 cups washed blueberries
Combine in order given. Put topping on top of batter (I usually do it with my clean hands in order to disperse it evenly). Bake in square greased and floured pan at 375 for 45-50 minutes.
We still have a large mixing bowl full of blueberries to finish off. I have my eye on a few more recipes, including a cream shake (minus the whipped cream; I am not in love with the stuff, which, along with not liking Jello, makes me feel a bit un-American, or at least un-Midwestern; neither do I love marshmallows, though I do very much so love them in hot chocolate) and muffins. I do love muffins and cake-breads, such as banana and zucchini, both of which I'll need to make soon.
The pan, of course, is no longer full; I've already had two slices and I only made it last night. Ryan tasted it and declared it delicious for a fruit dessert, though I suspect it will be up to me to finish off the rest. Which is fine by me.