Let me begin by saying I don't like writing the word "streusel." I either have to type it really slowly -- or I mess it up every time! Something about the finger combination of typing it ;)...
But enough about that randomness! Let's talk streusel!
Truthfully, typing the word isn't the only thing I don't like about streusel. I'm simply not fan of making it. Mostly because mine has never come out especially well. Or it takes forever. I have done the whole "use two knives" to cut the butter into the flour and sugar thing... And it takes so long! Most often, I just decide to use my hands to mix it. But then my streusel ends up very un-streusel-like. The heat from my hands melts the butter, and I end up with more of a dough than a breadcrumb consistency. So, in general, I don't opt to make recipes with streusel very often.
But my husband decided one of his favorite treats is Raspberry Coffee Cake. And, as coffee cakes go, a streusel topping is generally a big part of that... And every year on his birthday, I make my sweetie this favorite treat. And the streusel happens to be what "makes" this cake for him. So I try really hard to get it right for his special day ;).
And THRIVE Butter Powder has now made this much easier for me!! In fact, I intend to never make another streusel without THRIVE Butter Powder again, if I can help it! I can use my hands (as opposed to knives). And since the butter is already in powder form, I don't have to worry about the melting-dough problem. This streusel experience was so much easier and much quicker! And I came out with a nice looking streusel!!! My husband liked it a lot!
So I ended up adding the THRIVE Butter Powder in with all the other dry ingredients called for in a streusel topping (usually flour and sugar). I mixed them up with a fork. Then I added about a tablespoon of water and just used my hand to mix it and make it crumbly. I was highly pleased with the results.
And Happy THRIVEing!
P.S. If anyone was curious about what Kim M's host benefits ended up being... She is getting $75 in free product and up to $100 in half-off product! Definitely an awesome way to help her build her home store!