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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #53 and Super Crumb Yellow Cake

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“What’s a super crumb?” you might ask. Is it like a super-conductor or a super-computer? Or is it one of those little specks of dust you spend fifteen minutes chasing around and still can’t get into the dustpan? (“Can’t catch me!” it shrieks as it scoots under the couch or hides behind the bookcase.)

No, these super crumbs are not of the evasive dust type or a possible means to solve the world’s energy dilemma. I could be coy and respond, “Bake the recipe and find out for yourself.” But then those folks in Human Resources might get the idea that they could phase out my job of writing intros to these recipes, so let’s not go there.

This Super Crumb Yellow Cake is “super” not only for its “crumbs”, which are extra buttery and have the delicate tang of cinnamon and there are lots of them, but also for the cake, which is richer and yellower than the typical crumb cake base. These two qualities make this entire crumb cake “super” in that it is more colorful, flavorful, and substantial than a normal crumb cake, and therefore appropriate for a wide range of occasions–as a lunch or dinner dessert, or on a brunch or party buffet (or as a yummy evening or late night snack).

So you see, the prefix/adjective “super” modifies all three of the words that follow. It’s a Super-crumb Super-yellow Super-cake Super Crumb Yellow Cake (I had to say that to justify my expensive degree in English and keep those headhunters in R&R‘s HR department sufficiently confused that they won’t put my job on the chopping block.)

Speaking of degrees in English, this week’s serial from Two Sisters Times Two is the final serial for this novel. Next week we will start the journey through a new novel. Be sure to stop back and check it out–and finish up Two Sisters Times Two in the meantime, while eating a piece of Super-super-super Crumb Yellow Cake!

yellow crumb coffee cake

Super Crumb Yellow Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour, divided

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1 egg yolk

2 Tablespoons milk or cream

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 5×7 square baking dish, and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup of flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and whisk ingredients together until combined. The batter will be thick. Do not over mix the batter.

Pour this batter into the prepared baking dish. To another bowl, whisk together the remaining 2/3 cup of flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the melted butter until crumbs form. Sprinkle crumbs over batter.

Bake cake for 20-24 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool before cutting.

Makes 4-6 squares.

crumb cake

{Adapted from Baked Bree}

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #53, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #53, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

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