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|Place of origin||Germany, France (Alsace)|
|Main ingredients||Butter, flour, sugar|
In baking and pastry making, streusel (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtʁɔʏzəl]) is a crumbly topping of flour, butter, and sugar that is baked on top of muffins, breads, pies, and cakes (e.g. Streuselkuchen). Some modern recipes add spices and chopped nutmeats. The mixture can also be layered or ribboned in the middle of the cake.
The term is also sometimes used for rich pastries topped with, or mixed with, streusel.
From German Streusel "something scattered or sprinkled", from the verb streuen, cognate with the English verb strew.
- What Is Streusel?, wisegeek.com, Accessed 8 February 2015
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