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Crumb Cakes

Crumb cake is not just to eat with coffee! Although a classic crumb cake is enjoyed as a breakfast treat, there are many varieties of crumb cake that incorporate ingredients like banana, berries, and apple, and all can be served as a dessert as well.

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New York Crumb Cake is quite a popular item at Foster's Markets in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Owner Sara Foster estimates that her shops sell three to four pounds of crumb cake every day, mostly to transplanted New Yorkers.

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Tossing the blueberries with a bit of flour keeps them from sinking during baking. When making streusel, squeeze the mixture into large crumbs so it forms a crisp topping as it bakes instead of melting into the batter.

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Buttermilk is best for this recipe, but feel free to substitute a combination of milk and plain yogurt, or milk alone. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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Whether they have food allergies or not, everyone will love this delicious allergen-free crumb cake.This recipe reprinted with permission from "The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook," by Cybele Pascal (Celestial Arts; 2009).