NY style Crumb Cake

NY style Crumb Cake

I knew that I wasn’t going to have much time to cook breakfast yesterday morning, so thinking ahead, and wanting to make a crumb cake for some time, that was my solution.

This is the recipe I used: http://www.marthastewart.com/333155/new-york-style-crumb-cake

This is the way it came out.

I don’t often make cakes because, well, we don’t need the additional calories. But once in awhile it simply must be done. It was definitely worth doing. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly though. I just dumped everything into the whisk bowl of the Ankarsrum with the multi wire whisks and let them have at it at full speed a bit longer than I might have ordinarily to aerate it a bit. Too, I didn’t have cake flour, so I used a 00 pizza flour that is IMO too low in protein to make pizza dough that I like. It all worked. Oh, I also didn’t use the optional blueberry jam.

The short story is that it was/is the best crumb cake that I’ve had in years.

Source: Fresh Loaf