streu·​sel | \ ˈstrü-səl How to pronounce streusel (audio) , -zəl, ˈstrȯi-, ˈshtrȯi- \

Definition of streusel

: a crumbly mixture of fat, sugar, and flour and sometimes nuts and spices that is used as topping or filling for cake

Examples of streusel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These straightforward muffins, with a brown-sugar streusel topping, are made in a bowl without a mixer, with Greek yogurt and vegetable oil., 7 June 2022 Sweet creations, meanwhile, take the form of pretzels stuffed with ricotta cheese and apricot preserves, or apple cinnamon streusel. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Dec. 2021 Homemade muffins can be covered with fruit or nuts, topped with streusel or seeds. Sunset Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022 Ladle hot soup into serving bowls and scatter streusel overtop. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Sprinkle this streusel evenly over the top of the bars. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Oct. 2021 The garnish is a brown-butter streusel made with toasted oats and pumpkin seeds. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Dirt Cake is a warm chocolate cookie coated in cookies and cream crumbs, topped with a rich fudge chocolate frosting, crunchy chocolate streusel and a gummy worm. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Oct. 2021 Until the second week of October, the desert menu includes apple streusel cheesecake. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of streusel

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for streusel

German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German ströusel, from ströuwen to strew, from Old High German strewen

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The first known use of streusel was in 1909

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18 Jun 2022

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“Streusel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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