Thursday, May 28, 2009

Daring Bakers' Challenge #02 - 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.

Having never made traditional apple strudel in my life, this challenge was truly something that I looked forward to and enjoyed very much. I was procrastinating on this one but when the deadline loomed ahead, I knew I had to get started on it. 

Fortunately, the recipe was naturally vegan with the dough being made from water, flour and oil and hence the rest was a cinch. The only issue I had was to replace melted butter with non-diary margarine for the glazing of the dough layers but it was easily solved as well. I was a bit hesitant about using breadcrumbs but it was all good. Stuffed with diced green apples, raisins, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg, I ended up with two strudel, and both of them were demolished within the next couple of hours. Even my highly critical, anti-vegan confectionary brother liked it! And that is really clinching the blue ribbon!


Ruth said...

Your strudel looks great! Great job on the challenge

newlyweds said...

Beautiful, great job. Glad your brother approved.

Jenny said...

Those look really yummy! Great job on the challenge!

madcapcupcake said...

Lovely job! - it's always good when we make our highly critical, anti-vegan family members eat their words!

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a fabulous job on your strudel. I'm so glad your anti-vegan confectionary brother loved it. What high praise for your cooking!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go