How ’bout them apples?

So it is time for the Daring Bakers to reveal the tasty treat for the month. I almost didn’t do it this month as we photographed 7 weddings, and one of them was my big brother’s. Here are some pics of my bro’s wedding that my fabulous photographer husband took for anyone out there interested! I now owe hubby a weekly batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies for the next few months. He’s quite the bargainer!

Luckily, I had a few free hours and a well stocked pantry to make the challenge. I just happened to have all of the ingredients required to make this apple strudel. Oh other than fresh breadcrumbs… I used panko and don’t think that was the right choice. Still turned out tasty, however. I also used almonds, as I always have them on hand. The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. Theychose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.

As usual with all of my Daring Bakers challenges, I don’t include the recipe. They are just too darn long and I am too OCD to just copy and paste it into my blog. It wouldn’t look like the rest of my recipes, and that is sadly upsetting to someone anal retentive like yours truly. You can find the full recipe at one of the host’s blogs above. You can also see all of my past Daring Baker Posts here. I served it with Creme Anglaise (Vanilla Sauce.)

I managed to get the dough very thin as it was wonderfully easy to work with. Here the dough is topped with butter toasted bread crumbs and chopped almonds. I followed the recipe pretty closely. The only thing I would change in the future would be to double the amount of cinnamon.

Mmmmm… sliced apples with sugar and sexy rum soaked raisins! (Taken with a macro lens)

The rolling process. Here you can see here how thin the dough was. Darn that dough was delicate and if you looked at it wrong it would tear, but it resulted in a fabulous light and thin pastry.



  • Bettina 10 YEARS AGO


  • elra 10 YEARS AGO

    Your strudel is perfect. The crust look flaky and delicious. I am glad that you decided to not skipping this month challenge.

  • sara 10 YEARS AGO

    Looks amazing! I bet the strudel would be so yummy with vanilla sauce! YUM. :)

  • Lisa 10 YEARS AGO

    Perfect strudel!! Looks straight out of a magazine! Great job and photos!

  • Isolated Foodie 10 YEARS AGO

    Beautiful strudel! I really shouldn’t read the reveal posts when I’m hungry — I’m about to start nibbling my computer screen.

  • Lisa is Bossy 10 YEARS AGO

    I’m the exact same way about being too lazy yet OCD to type out the recipes. I felt like I was reading my own blog when I saw that. :) I too used panko and think perhaps that was the wrong choice. It was the one thing I wished I could remove from the final product. But yours is certainly beautiful and thoroughly edible looking!

  • Dana McCauley 10 YEARS AGO


  • Rosa 10 YEARS AGO

    What a pretty and mouthwatering strudel! Great job!



  • TreehouseChef 10 YEARS AGO

    This looks beautiful! And delicious too!

  • Dragon 10 YEARS AGO

    So lovely! Great job on this month’s challenge!

  • stephchows 10 YEARS AGO

    Your husband is an amazing wedding photographer!! I’d totally hire him if I lived in your area, BEAUTIFUL!! And your dessert looks delicious! :)

  • Jill 10 YEARS AGO

    Your pictures are so beautiful! Your apple strudel turned out so wonderful–great job!!

  • Sugar Chef 10 YEARS AGO

    Great job on your strudel. Your pictures are beautiful!!

  • Claire 10 YEARS AGO

    This looks fabulous! SEVEN weddings…that’s impressive. My thought would be that four is the max but OBVIOUSLY I’m wrong!

  • isabelle 10 YEARS AGO

    ton strudel est très réussi, tout autant que les photos de ton mari :)

  • Y 10 YEARS AGO

    Congrats to your brother for getting married! That strudel looks fantastic. I often double the amount of cinnamon in recipes too. I’m a bit of a cinnamon fiend :)

  • Y 10 YEARS AGO

    Oh, and the wedding photos are amazing.

  • Mrs Ergül 10 YEARS AGO

    perfect like it has always been!

  • John 10 YEARS AGO

    It looks so delicious
    Thank for sharing

  • sandra 10 YEARS AGO

    shouldn’t have looked at the beautiful wedding pics before I got a chance to write how gorgeous your strudel is!
    Especially because today is my 13st wedding anniversary!

  • Camilla @ FoodRepublik 10 YEARS AGO

    That looks sehr lecker! My husband’s family is German and I may have to challenge myself to make this strudel. Beautiful pictures!

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  • wow great pictures! the filling sounds really interesting.. I have lots of leftover egg whites that I've been wanting to use up...I'm definitely making them! thanks for the recipe : )
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