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Crumb Topping

I always sprinkle this crumb topping liberally on my babkas. It is a simple mix of flour, sugar and margarine. It lends texture and crunch to the babka crust. I also use it on my rugelach for the same reasons. Making blueberry muffins the other day, I decide to shake some over their tops before baking. The crumb topping is a nice finish to many coffeecakes, too.

I've begun each of the babka videos making this topping. I find the hand held beater the best way to make the crumb light without clumping. A paddle mixer attachment will make a paste that is difficult to breakup. If you don't have a hand held mixer, use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to gently work the ingredients together. Check out the videos!



Kosher Status: Parve
Number of servings: enough for 2 babkas
Main Ingredient(s): Flour - Unbleached All Purpose
Preparation Time: 00:10
Cooking Time: 00:00
Skill Level: 1 - Easy (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
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Ingredients:


  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter for dairy)



Steps:

Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Using a hand held mixer, blend the ingredients to form a fine crumb. Set aside until ready to use. Freeze or refrigerate any leftovers for future use.



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