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Even better crumble topping: Streusel v2.0

I believe I’ve found a superior streusel recipe, via Sarah Jampel’s recipe on Food52. It has a much better texture than my older version. The trick, I believe, is to omit nuts, use a blend of moist and dry sugars, and a food processor.

Gluten-free flour mixes

Need a substitute for wheat or gluten-based flours? Look no further! Shauna the Gluten-Free Girl provides an excellent tutorial: Just weight out the ingredients, then toss to mix. These are just a collection of gluten-free flour mixes that I’ve liked using in baking and thickening sauces. Recipes can be completely gluten-free, including brownies, financiers, and […]

Streusel (crumble) topping

This streusel (a.k.a., crumble) topping is great on pies. Especially apple pies! (A nice substitute for a top crust.) This recipe makes enough for two pies. Leftover streusel also freezes easily.

Graham Cracker Crust

Here’s my version of the graham cracker crust. It doesn’t need pre-baking, and it’s great for creamy custardy tarts like cheesecake, chocolate chestnut torte or key lime pie. This recipe makes for a thick crust in a 9 or 10 inch pan. I avoid the graham cracker brands with the sugary cinnamon topping; but if […]