- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, must be cold
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar in the raw
- Pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and add to the butter mixture. Add the vanilla and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl so that everything is fully incorporated. In a medium bowl, sift together dry ingredients; add to wet mixture in two parts, making sure that all ingredients are well combined.
Pour the batter into a buttered 9-inch cake pan. Scatter the topping over the cake and bake approximately 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes away clean.
For the topping: Place flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter and “sand,” or crumble together with your fingers, until small pieces are made but the butter does not melt or warm.
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