Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

My first slice accompanied with homemade vanilla ice cream. YUMMY!

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.

As you can see, I forgot to peel the apples, but it didn't throw off the taste of the strudel.

Mise en place

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!

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first apple strudel. Well done on the challenge. It makes me thrilled when I see folk who've really enjoyed the challenge! Good for you!

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  2. Cool pics! How did you superimpose the words over the pictures, sweetheart?

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  3. Mmmm...mmmm....looks amazing, and I love your pictures.

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  4. Your strudel looks delicious!

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  5. Sieht toll aus und hat vermutlich auch so geschmeckt.

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