Bakery Crumb Buns

Preparation info
  • Makes


    rectangular buns
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

When I was a child, these crumb buns were available in any number of local bakeries near where we lived. Born a crumb-topping addict, I always looked forward to slowly picking off large pieces of the generous topping to enjoy first. Somehow there was always enough still stuck to the cake below to provide a second course from the bun. Although I learned to make many different and delicious types of crumb toppings in the ensuing years, none of them ever had the rich, dense quality of the one