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streusel

[ German shtroi-zuhl; English stroo-zuhl, stroi- ]

noun

  1. a topping for coffeecake, consisting of crumbs of blended sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter, and chopped nutmeats.


streusel

/ ˈʃtrɔyzəl; ˈstruːsəl; ˈstrɔɪ- /

noun

  1. a crumbly topping for rich pastries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of streusel1

1925–30; < German: literally, a sprinkling; strew

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Word History and Origins

Origin of streusel1

German, from streuen to strew

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Example Sentences

Dollop the rest of the cake batter on top of the jam layer, carefully smooth the surface, and sprinkle the streusel evenly on top.

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They weren’t quite right, and neither was my first attempt at a streusel topping, which did not resemble streusel, to put it mildly.

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My kids loved picking off bits of the streusel topping then gobbling the muffins whole.

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Fill the thumbprint with about 1 teaspoon of walnut streusel topping and return to the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, rotating from front to back halfway through, until lightly golden.

Brush over with egg, and spread some Streusel on top (see Streusel cake).

Brush over with egg, spread some Streusel over the top, allow to raise, and bake.

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