Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mohonk Mountain House's Heirloom Berry Buckle

                                                  Renny Northrop 1943-2012
This post is dedicated to a very dear friend, Renny Northrop. She lost an 18 month battle with cancer this past March. I have known Renny and her family since my childhood. Renny was a unique and wonderful person, with many friends and lots of good qualities. She is very sorely missed.

Amongst many other things she enjoyed, she loved desserts! Yet somehow she always managed to keep her girlish figure. She also loved Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. It was one of her favorite places to visit. ( She brought this recipe home with her after one of her visits to Mohonk.

Please enjoy this recipe in her honor!
 And always remember to show the people in your lives how much you love them.

Heirloom Berry Buckle

2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
4 tsp. baking powder
2 cups sugar
4 cups fresh berries -any combo of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries. (Frozen berries may be used, but must be heated first.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 inch pan. Cream butter and 1 cup of sugar. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately.

Mix berries and remaining sugar, then pour on top of cake batter. Bake for about 40 minutes. When cooked, some berries will be on the bottom. Serve as is, or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Please share this post with anyone who knew and loved Renny. Or that might love the Berry Buckle!!


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  3. I was so sorry to read this. Renny was amazing, and that was evident even in the short time I knew her. Love to you all.