Crumb Topping for Muffins and Cakes
Melt the butter and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle very liberally on top of muffin batter.
- 1 stick organic, unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or scrapings of one vanilla bean
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1/4- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom optional
Melt the butter in a glass dish with a snap-on lid if you are only making 10 - 12 muffin. Use this container to store the topping.
Mix the rest of the ingredients into the butter until combined.
Heap the mixture on top of muffin batter if you really want a sweet, bakery style muffin. For a more restrained approach, use a tablespoon/muffin.
Store in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature to re-crumble it with a fork before using.