Tuesday, April 12, 2011
New York-style Crumb Cake
I was scouring the internet looking at recipes. I do that for fun! I read cookbooks like novels. I think many women do. I wonder if men know this little detail about some of us women chefs?
I saw this recipe and it sounded delicious until I read the topping ingredients. For a 9 x 13-inch dish (okay, substantial), 5 cups of flour is required. Then out of curiosity, I checked the carbohydrates per serving: 90 grams!! Yep, you read that right. That's unreal. Granted at 12 servings, those are big servings, but still. That's about 4 times more carbohydrates in one serving of cake than many low-carbers consume in one day. No wonder people are struggling with their weight so much these days. It's excess - too much excess - especially when it comes to refined carbohydrates. That's not even classified as food since white flour is regarded as an anti-nutrient - it requires nutrients from the body to digest it.
I just made a double-layered Almond Vanilla cake with Caramel Frosting yesterday and although I haven't checked the carbs yet, I'm pretty sure it's nowhere near that. We are eating healthier, folks! Stay tuned for my cake. :)