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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 2009 DB Challenge: Apple Strudel

I was a little nervous about this month's challenge: Apple Strudel. It was something I had never made before, not even anything close to it. The puff pastry like dough was a little intimidating. So, of course, I waited till the last day to get myself up to the challenge.

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caf├ęs of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.
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Overall, this went smoother than I expected. I made double the dough, just in case I messed up the first one and didn't need it so I'll be making another one with that other dough. I chose to stay with the apple filling, didn't have rum so I subbed plum wine which gave it a little milder taste. I didn't time this right, after rolling it up, I didn't have enough time to bake it before picking up the kids so I wrapped it and baked it after I came back. By then, the juices had seeped out which caused the bottom to caramalize and get a little hard. But overall it came out better than I expected. The dough part went pretty smoothly, I think I'll keep this recipe.
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1 comment:

April said...

Your strudel looks really yummy!