fall fruit streusel cake

by Eva Felis on October 14, 2013

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I told you, I would serve you a cake as soon as my oven is back on duty. The service guy gave us the pleasure of his company – finally. I have to admit I had been miffed about this situation. We are in the era where anything can be delivered in between 24 hour nationwide. I don’t really get why it took him almost four weeks to replace a glass panel in the oven door, just because he had to order it in California. I wonder if he took the wagon train through the Great Plains or the donkey caravan via Mojave Desert? As soon as Mr. customer-service-guy-of-the-year arrived in my kitchen, he started raving about the cookies I gave him last time. I couldn’t resist explaining to him: no oven-no cookies, not for me and not for him. Can you believe this guy?

We could have had this cake weeks earlier but it didn’t happen, so lets bury the hatchet and have a piece of cake. He is just a poor guy who’s wife serves him too much lentils (and who talks too much). Yes you learn a lot about people especially if you have them more often on the phone when your own mom, whether you want to or not.

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Let’s talk cake. What is better than cake? Cake with streusel! What is better than streusel? Cake with nuts in the streusel! It’s that simple. I appreciate recipes, that are flexible, and leaving some freedom to put your own spin on it. I also like to mix and match fruits and nuts. Through there are dream teams like pears with almonds, apples and hazelnuts or was it apples and walnuts? I don’t have to run to the grocery store, if I am in need of cake, and don’t have enough fruits of one kind but enough all together. I just assign dedicated areas for every sort, top it streusel and be surprised which kind of fruit I get to taste.

The bottom is a standard tart dough crust – a pâte brisée, buttery and a little flaky. If you have a favorite pie crust recipe, go for it, I don’t mind. The fruits are what you find on the market right now, some plums, lot of pears and apples. Topped with streusel made with roasted nuts and a hint of cinnamon, brings my favorite fall flavors into one baking pan.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Yumm!! I love streusel like crazy and I would love nothing more than to have cake with streusel on top!

  2. it looks yummy!

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