Streusel is a German speciality. It is more a crumb cake called streuselkuchen. Traditionally it is made of a yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb topping referred to as Streusel. The main ingredients for the crumbs are sugar, butter and flour, which are mixed at a 1:1:2 ratio.
It has been years since I have made streusel.
Pears are in season 😀 Those juicy, plump and tart pears. The weather has been quite romantic in Delhi, what with grey overcast sky, cool breeze and drizzles. A perfect excuse to bake and fill up the home with warm baking aromas.
I love the crumbly topping of a streusel, with a generous hint of cinnamon ❤
In this recipe, instead of flour , I have used two days stale bread (crumbs).
Here’s what I did…………….
3 -4 nos – pears
4 tbsp – honey
4 tbsp – unsalted butter
8 slices – one or two day old bread
1/4 cup – sugar
1 tsp – cinnamon powder
juice of one large lime
butter for greasing
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Butter an oven proof dish. Peel, half and core the pears. Arrange, cut side down in the buttered dish, in one single layer.
Mix the honey and lime juice and spoon it over the pears.
Prepare the topping by cutting sides off the bread slices and break the bread into fine crumbs.
Heat the butter and sugar together on low heat. Once the butter and sugar melts, remove from the fire and mix in the bread crumbs and cinnamon powder. (Grinding the sugar to powder before adding to the butter will give better result).
Sprinkle topping evenly over the pears.
Bake for 30 mins till the crusts is golden brown and pears have softened.
Serve hot with chilled custard sauce, ice cream or fresh sweetened cream.
Served here with chilled coffee flavored custard sauce.
Happy cooking……..errr baking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀