Streusel

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Not to be confused with Strudel.
Streusel
Ananas-Kokos-Streusel.jpg
A pineapple-coconut cake topped with streusel
Place of origin Germany, France (Alsace)
Main ingredients Butter, flour, sugar
Cookbook: Streusel  Media: Streusel

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.[1] Some modern recipes add spices and chopped nutmeats. The mixture can also be layered or ribboned in the middle of the cake.

Some dishes which have a streusel topping are streuselkuchen, coffee cake, and apple crisp.

The term is also sometimes used for rich pastries topped with, or mixed with, streusel.

Etymology[edit]

From German Streusel "something scattered or sprinkled", from the verb streuen, cognate with the English verb strew.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ What Is Streusel?, wisegeek.com, Accessed 8 February 2015