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 Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon streusel on each muffin. 2. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "Recipe Corner: Pumpkin Muffins, Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Disneyland Park," 22 Oct. 2019 The streusel, offering a marvelous textural, spiced topping, pinches together in a few minutes. Washington Post, "This pretty breakfast Danish is as easy to make as a toaster waffle," 14 Oct. 2019 This Bundt cake is studded with a pumpkin seed streusel, and is coated with a sticky toffee-coffee glaze. oregonlive, "28 Thanksgiving dessert recipes, including the best pumpkin pie variations," 18 Nov. 2019 For sweet, there will be a Wisconsin brandy old fashioned cherry, a brown butter bourbon dutch apple with a streusel top, and a blueberry limoncello. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Pie Bar, a new bakery with booze, is opening in West Allis," 29 Oct. 2019 The streusel may be made 1 week ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Washington Post, "This pretty breakfast Danish is as easy to make as a toaster waffle," 14 Oct. 2019 Dutch Apple, a take on this autumnal favorite, gets a boost from caramel icing and streusel topping. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Pie hard with Krispy Kreme’s new Thanksgiving doughnuts," 6 Nov. 2019 Honeycrisp apple crostada with streusel and apple pie gelato for $9. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Here are 10 restaurants in Palm Beach County that will do Thanksgiving for you," 29 Oct. 2019 The bright orange gourds go into a delicious custard inside Sacre Sucre’s calabaza tart, topped off with orange marmalade and streusel made from pumpkin seeds. Christina Tkacik,, "11 pumpkin foods to eat in the Baltimore area right now," 15 Oct. 2019

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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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13 Jan 2020

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“Streusel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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