Egg Streusel Topping Three Ways
Makes 3 cups
  • 1½ cups (188 grams) plus 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons (98 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg (50 grams)
  • 1 large egg yolk (19 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons (8 grams) finely grated Mexican chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon (2 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (2 grams) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) Chinese five-spice powder
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 1½ cups (188 grams) flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and egg yolk; stir egg mixture into flour mixture until clumps form.
  2. Divide mixture into 3 equal portions of 1 cup each. Using hands, form each portion into a paste, making sure all ingredients are well combined and emulsified with no butter chunks left over. Place one portion in a small bowl, and stir in finely grated chocolate and cocoa until combined. Place second portion in another bowl. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, five-spice powder, and remaining 1 tablespoon (8 grams) flour. Leave third portion as is.
  3. Beginning with plain streusel mixture, divide and shape each portion into 5 balls. (You will have a total of 15 balls.) On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a 4-inch patty. Place on a large plate, separating layers with plastic wrap or parchment paper to keep from sticking together. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.
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