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 guess I didn't really know what a strudel was when I first read about the May challenge.
A strudel is made with a basic dough of water, oil, cider vinegar, flour, and salt
rolled thin enough to read a newspaper through
wrapped around a mixture of apple, rum raisins, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and bread crumbs,
and baked for about 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Mine looks okay, but I did a lot of things that I'm not proud of to achieve this mediocre result.
1. I forgot to put the salt in the dough. And did nothing to fix that.
2. I dumped the cinnamon on the apples before mixing it with the sugar. The cinnamon stuck to exactly two apples and made my life harder in the mixing process.
3. I used prefab bread crumbs. In texture and flavor, they resemble sawdust.
4. I pilfered the raisins (and craisins) from our cereal cabinet. Total, to be exact.
5. In preparation for this photoshoot, I gave myself a classic "Mommy, I cut my bangs" haircut. If you didn't notice, go ahead and scroll back up. I know you want to.
In conclusion, the strudel was fine... but definitely improved with ice cream.
If you want to make your own strudel, follow the link for the hosts' blogs at the top of this post. You certainly don't want to repeat anything I did. :)
So here's my question:
What is the last thing you phoned in?
I want details.