I made a crumb cake over the weekend (oh, how I wish I had a piece right now! But alas, it's gone). I used this recipe from Martha Stewart Living (March 2011). I'd torn the article out of my issue when it was current and I'd been wanting to make it ever since. I decided to go ahead and try it last Saturday, even though I didn't really have an excuse (except to use up some buttermilk in the fridge). It's yum! I halved the recipe and used a smaller rectangle to bake it in. I loved the optional jam layer and broke open some yummy jam I'd been saving that Erin sent me last summer when we did a jam exchange. Highly recommended! This is my new favorite crumb cake recipe.
Unrelated: we watched My Neighbor Totoro tonight. So cute/weird! It's a favorite movie of Faith's from childhood. We still have her old VHS copy of it. We were so glad that the boys liked it too. Favorite parts:
- when the girls eat fresh cucumbers from the garden and just bite into them whole
- the cat-bus
- when the girls grab onto Totoro by the chest fur and float away with him
- the theme song at the end