a crumbly topping, as for coffeecake, made with flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon
Origin of streuselGer, literally , something strewn ; from Middle High German ströusel ; from ströuwen, to strew ; from Old High German strewen: see strew
A crumblike topping for coffee cakes and rich breads, consisting of flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and sometimes chopped nutmeats.
Origin of streuselGerman, streusel, from Middle High German str&odie;usel, something strewn, from str&odie;uwen, to sprinkle, from Old High German strowwen; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A crumbly topping for cakes and quick breads. It is made of sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon, and often chopped nuts.
From German Streusel.