Thursday, November 8, 2012

JERSEY CRUMB BUNS........or crumb cake to the rest of the country.

THIS POST IS FOR ALL MY JERSEY PEEPS WHO HAVE WEATHERED OUT
THE STORM.....SOME STILL WITH NO POWER HAVING NO HOT
 WATER AND SITTING IN THE COLD AND DARK AT NIGHT....

THEY ARE A RESILIENT BUNCH AND I KNOW WE ALL SEND OUT LOVE
AND THOUGHTS TO ALL OUR BLOG FRIENDS IN
NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK.....
SO I THOUGHT IN HONOR OF THEM I WOULD SHARE ONE OF OUR
FINEST SUNDAY MORNING TREATS THAT I HAVE BEEN
ENJOYING FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN ALIVE....
THE INFAMOUS "JERSEY CRUMB BUN"
TRY TO SAY THAT FAST IT'S VERY HARD TO DO....
THE REST OF THE WORLD KNOWS IT AS CRUMB CAKE...
IN JERSEY IT'S A "BUN"

THIS RECIPE IS THE FINEST YOU WILL EVER FIND....AND THE FUNNY PART
ABOUT IT IS THE RECIPE COMES FROM SARA FOSTER OF
FOSTER'S MARKET IN RALEIGH-DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA....
CERTAINLY NO JERSEY GIRL.....
I MADE A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT IN HER RECIPE AND I DOUBLED UP ON
THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING....
BECAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CRUMBS!!!
I THINK MY NEIGHBOR LUCY....ALSO A JERSEY GIRL.....LOVES ME ONLY
FOR MY CRUMB CAKE......
HERE IS THE RECIPE......ENJOY!!

MAKES ONE 9 X 12 1/2 INCH CAKE......YOU CAN EASILY CUT THE RECIPE IN HALF AND BAKE IT IN AN 8X8 PAN....SAME BAKING TIME

2 TABLESPOONS OF CANOLA OIL
6 CUPS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR....PLUS MORE TO DUST THE PAN
1/2 CUP OF GRANULATED SUGAR
2 1/2 TEASPOONS OF BAKING POWDER
1/2 TEASPOON OF SALT
1 LARGE EGG
1/2 CUP OF MILK
2 TEASPOONS OF VANILLA EXTRACT
2 CUPS OF PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
3 TEASPOONS OF GOOD QUALITY GROUND CINNAMON
(I ORDER VIETNAMESE CINNAMON FROM KING ARTHUR FLOUR.... BUT RECENTLY FOUND IT AT SUR LA TABLE AT THE MALL)
3 STICKS OF BUTTER.....MELTED AND COOLED....
CONFECTIONERS' SUGAR FOR DUSTING....

DIRECTIONS.....
1.) PLACE RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND HEAT OVEN TO 325 DEGREES.....LIGHTLY SPRAY A 9X12 PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY....PLACE A PIECE OF PARCHMENT PAPER  IN THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN AND SPRAY AGAIN......DUST WITH A BIT OF FLOUR AND SHAKE OUT EXCESS....SET ASIDE.
IN A MEDIUM BOWL SIFT TOGETHER 1 1/2 CUPS OF FLOUR, GRANULATED SUGAR, BAKING POWDER AND SALT......SET ASIDE....
IN A SECOND BOWL WHISK TOGETHER THE EGG, MILK, CANOLA OIL AND THE VANILLA.....FOLD DRY INGREDIENTS INTO THE DRY MIXTURE....

2.) SPREAD BATTER EVENLY INTO PREPARED PAN AND SET ASIDE.....THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE BATTER ONCE YOU SPREAD IT OUT....REMEMBER IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CRUMBS....
IN A MEDIUM BOWL COMBINE THE REMAINING 4 1/2 CUPS OF FLOUR, THE BROWN SUGAR AND THE CINNAMON...POUR THE MELTED BUTTER OVER THE THE FLOUR MIXTURE AND TOSS WITH A SPATULA UNTIL LARGE CRUMBS FORM....YOU WANT THE CRUMBS TO HAVE ENOUGH BUTTER SO THEY ARE NOT DRY CRUMBS.......IF YOU NEED TO ADD MORE BUTTER ADD IT.....USE YOUR HANDS IF YOU HAVE TO.....SPRINKLE OVER THE BATTER IN LARGE LUMPS TO COVER ALL THE BATTER.....
YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME CRUMBS LEFT BUT YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THE BATTER IS COMPLETELY AND HEAVILY COVERING THE BATTER...
EXCEPT FOR THE BOTTOM CAKE THE REST IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE...AND THAT'S ACCORDING TO ME.....NOT SARA FOSTER....

YOU DON'T WANT THE BATTER TO BAKE UP THROUGH THE CRUMBS....THE CRUMBS ARE SUPPOSE TO FALL INTO THE BATTER FOR THE BEST RESULTS.
DON'T SKIMP!!!

3.) TRANSFER PAN TO THE OVEN AND BAKE ROTATING PAN AFTER TEN MINUTES....
CONTINUE BAKING ABOUT ANOTHER TEN MINUTES OR UNTIL A TESTER COMES OUT CLEAN....

4.) TRANSFER BAKING PAN TO  WIRE RACK TO COOL...DUST WITH CONFECTIONERS SUGAR....USING A SERRATED KNIFE OR A BENCH SCRAPER CUT INTO 3 INCH SQUARES....CAN BE STORED IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER FOR UP TO THREE DAYS...

MAKE YOURSELF A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA......IF YOUR GAME SPREAD THE BUN WITH SOME GOOD BUTTER.....AND ENJOY

"THE JERSEY SUNDAY BUN EXPERIENCE"


14 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my this looks so good!! Sue you are such a good cook!! Hugs, Linda

Sue said...

boy your getting fast...I just posted this like a second ago!! Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey that looks so good - yummy - with a cup of coffee . . . sandie

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness...That sounds SOOOO good! xo Diana

Debbie said...

Yum...this looks so good, Sue!!
I love the house with the shiny wood floors from your previous post.
It all turned out great. You shouldn't have any problems selling it.
We are still hoping for the best with ours.
Debbie
xo

Jojo said...

I'm feeling some crumb bun coming on this weekend!

Peg said...

Sue, that sounds absolutely wonderful! When I began reading the recipe, I thought, "wow, it only has 2 T. canola oil." Then I got to the 3 sticks of butter and I knew how GOOD it would really be. Like you, I really feel for the people whose homes were destroyed and others who have no heat. That's miserable!

Sara said...

Wow, this sounds so delicious. I'm sure there'd be no need to store it for three days around here! Very dangerous stuff if you are trying to shed a few pounds ;-)

Ellen said...

Must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Marigene said...

OMG, Sue...this looks so good. Can't wait to give it a try.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Thinking about the strong citizens of New Jersey and what they have had to endure.
Great cake Sue and I think I will give it a try!
Cindy

merrilymarylee said...

I'm going to try this when our family gets together next week. Does your granddaughter like it?

Fairfield House said...

Sue,
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. This Jersey Girl will be making and serving with a pot of freshly ground french pressed coffee!
Access to LBI last weekend, (all towns except Holgate, which got hit the hardest.) No good news. :(
Your Friend,
Deborah

American Homestead said...

Thanks Suzanne! I will be making them soon and I'll take some over to my Mom. We always had crumb buns on Sunday mornings from Vacarro's. ~ Ellen