Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
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 Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.
I was really excited about this challenge when I first heard about it because I'd never made apfelstrudel. Instead of soaking my raisins in rum, I soaked them in apple juice since I don't drink alcohol. I halved this recipe, ate two slices, and then gave the rest away to my neighbor/colleague. It looked really ugly before and after putting it in the oven (hence the absence of out-of-the-oven pics); however, the powdered sugar covered any imperfections. The taste of the strudel reminded me of apple pie, which is something I've yet to make. This was my first apple-based pastry. Thanks for the challenge, Linda and Courtney!