Monday, January 18, 2010

Streusel Muffin Topping

I absolutely adore muffin tops. The ones on actual muffins, that is. I was a married woman before I learned the alternate definition of a muffin top, and if you don't know what one is, go ask a frat boy.

Sounds like I married a frat boy, doesn't it?

Anyway, my absolute favorite, most irresistible sort of topping for a muffin is the streusel variety. It goes well on any sweet muffin you can imagine and gives it a crunchy finish that has me coming back for more.

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 Tablespoons white or brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or spice of your choice
Finely chopped pecans (optional)
2 Tablespoons shortening

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Cut the shortening in with a fork until it has a sandy texture.
  3. Sprinkle over muffins and gently press into dough just before putting them in the oven.

Photo courtesy of Taste of Home.



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