This cake is a german classic and the recipe is actually from my grandma, who always made this cake for family parties. I have a lot of great memories attached to it and it reminds me of her whenever I eat it 🙂 …Streuselkuchen means crumble-cake in english, and that´s exactly what this cake is. On top of the soft and fluffy cake base there is a big layer of buttery delicious, crunchy crumbles that taste just as amazing as it sounds….
RECIPE FOR ONE BAKING TRAY ( about 45cm x 36cm)
FOR THE DOUGH
FOR THE CRUMBLES
Heat up the milk in a little pan until it´s lukewarm. Take half of the milk and pour it in a little bowl or cup. Crumble the fresh yeast into the milk and stir until it is evenly combined with it. Set aside. Take a large bowl and put flour, margarine and salt into it. Then add the milk and yeast mixture, you just prepared. Use your hands to mix it all together. If the mixture is to dry add a little bit of the milk left in the pan ( because you used only half of it! ). Knead until you have a nice dough. It should not be dense or wet, but soft and fluffy to touch. Take a clean dishtowel, place it on top of the bowl and let the dough rise on a warm place for half an hour.
Whilst the dough is rising, prepare the crumbles. That´s really easy to do. Just put all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix everything together. Don´t form a dough, but make little crumbles out of the mixture by ripping it into small pieces. Once half an hour passed, preheat your oven to 180°C. Take your baking tray and put a thin layer of margarine on it by using a baking brush. Then place the dough on it and spread it evenly on the tray. You can use your hands or a rolling pin, both works. Last put the crumbles on top. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the corners get light brown and it has risen.
Which recipe makes you think of your grandma and childhood? Let me know in the comments below…
I wish you the best day ever!