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Old 11-15-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Streusel topping help

I just posted my favourite easy coffee cake: Quick Coffee Cake - Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums

Sometimes the streusel sinks into the cake in a number of places and makes wonderful, sugary bits. Other times it all stays on top. I like it better when it sinks in.

Does anyone have any ideas how to reliably make it sink in? I don't sprinkle it evenly, because that virtually guarantees that it won't sink in.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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I just posted my favourite easy coffee cake: Quick Coffee Cake - Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums

Sometimes the streusel sinks into the cake in a number of places and makes wonderful, sugary bits. Other times it all stays on top. I like it better when it sinks in.

Does anyone have any ideas how to reliably make it sink in? I don't sprinkle it evenly, because that virtually guarantees that it won't sink in.
If you added more butter would that make the topping thinner? It may sink in if it is a bit runnier. Just thinking out loud, here. Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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the easy way would be to use a toothpick or something and push some below the surface before you bake it.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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More butter and sugar! And when you are blending the topping, use your hands in the sugar and butter rather than a pastry blender. If you get it a bit pastelike, it is more likely to sink and be yummy.
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