Back in January we ran a morning tea fundraiser at work for bushfire relief so obviously I had to take something along. This berry buttermilk slice was my contribution and it didn’t stick around for long, so I took that as a very good sign! It’s not too sweet, simple to whip up and all happens in one bowl – my kind of baking!
I tweaked a recipe from Taste
- 150g unsalted butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 2tsp vanilla essence
- 2 eggs
- 1 2/3 cup self raising flour
- 160ml buttermilk
- 300g frozen berries
- 1tbs caster sugar
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- Preheat oven to 180C and line a slice tray with paper, allowing it to overhang the edges
- Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition
- Add the flour and buttermilk in two batches, until smooth
- Gently fold in the berries
- Spoon into the pan and smooth to flatten
- Combine the caster sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half over the top, then top with almonds
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, until golden and a skewer comes out clean
- Leave to cool in the pan, then cool completely on a wire rack
- Sprinkle with remaining sugar cinnamon and cut to serve
This berry buttermilk slice takes a little while in the oven, but the actual hands-on time is pretty limited, which is excellent. I recommend letting it properly cool before cutting it so it keeps its shape. It’s also best to use berries straight from the freezer so they don’t ripple the batter, but at the end of the day it all tastes the same!
I think it’s safe to say this berry buttermilk slice is going to be high on my regular-baking list pretty quickly. It doesn’t hurt that it gives me an excuse to make pancakes with the remaining buttermilk too!
Any combo of berries will work as well – I went with a mix of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry this time but just raspberry would be excellent as well. Basically whatever you have in your freezer will be delicious!
Of course this berry buttermilk slice tasted even better knowing it was helping to raise some much needed funding. Every little bit counts, that’s for sure.