This crumb topping can be used on cupcakes, cobblers, cheese cakes, breads, anytime you want to add a little something extra. 🙂 This is an excellent topping to The Best Rhubarb Strawberry Apple Crunch Cobbler
I always keep a good amount of this frozen and ready for use when baking things that need that extra flavor and texture. This crumb topping is used cold or frozen half way through the cooking process. This will help keep its shape and become those wonderful crunchy crumbles of joy in every bite
What You Will Need:
Medium Mixing Bowl
Small Cutting Board
You’re Hands (or begin with a Food Processor than work it with your hands directions below)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup White Sugar
- ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ Cup (Cold) Butter (1 stick) cut into ½ inch pieces about 1 Tbls pieces. (Keep cold until ready to use)
- ½ Tablespoon Cinnamon
In medium mixing bowl, place sugars and mix well with whisk breaking down any lumps from the brown sugar. Add the flour and cinnamon, whisk in.
If using a food processor, fit it with the S-blade. Add all the ingredients into the processor except the butter and pulse until well blended.
Using the cutting board and knife cut butter into 1 tablespoon pieces.
Add the cut cold butter to the cinnamon flour sugar mixture. Using your fingers work the butter in. This will take a while until it starts to come together. The heat of your hands will start to warm the butter and make it come together. Keep working the crumb topping until it looks like all the dry ingredients seem to be incorporated and crumbs are forming. You are basically squeezing it through your fingers. Once it has come together separate into large and small crumbs and place in refrigerator/freezer to chill until ready for topping in recipe. Be sure to break down large pieces since once it is cold this will be difficult.
If using the food processor, after the dry ingredients have been well mixed on pulse add the cold cubes of butter one by one if you have an ingredient shoot, if not add them all and pulse until the crumb topping starts to come together. Take out of processor, you may have to work some of this with your hands to make it come together. Separate into large and small pieces and freeze as stated above until ready for use in recipe.
I freeze mine in an air tight container or freezer bags for long term but if making it the same day of use you can just place the bowl in the freezer/refrigerator and use in recipe.