Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May DB: STRUDEL!

Hey kids, it's been awhile. Life has been crazy to say the least. But, just under the wire, just in time to save my membership (i hope) I have completed the May DB Challenge! requisite verbage....

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 Caf├ęs of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.

I did this really quickly, just to get it in. So, I am definitely doing it again so I can spend more time on it. It came together very quickly and easily. If I had known strudel was fairly easy to make, I would've made it long ago. Although, I really shouldn't speak so soon....since I had real trouble getting it to brown (45 minutes in the oven...instead of the 30 it should've taken) and the filling oozed out and I haven't actually tasted it yet since it just finished and is cooling off.

Okay, couldn't wait....cut into it....filling - what's left of it - was fabulous (cherry cream cheese, btw). The strudel dough...eh. It was a bit flavorless. I'm definitely trying again and maybe messing with it a bit. Go forth and bake, yo!

7 comments:

lisamichele said...

For a rush job, your strudel came out amazing. Love the cherry cream cheese filling! Nicely done!

Sue Sparks said...

Anything with cream cheese sounds good to me! Your strudel looks wonderful!

peasepudding said...

Yes, I had trouble getting mine to brown too! But yours looks so neat and perfectly shaped, I can see the taste will be divine too.

Audax said...

Looks fab to me - sometimes a "quick" job gets the best out of you - it seems so for me at least. Excellent result for the time you had. lovely pix and it seems that you liked it a lot. Great effort on this challenge. And cherry anything is always good. Cheers Audax

Sara said...

Mmmmm, that filling sounds SO GOOD! :)

Audax said...

Looks great to me -- and to make it so fast is impressive. Adding some cornflour or arrowroot stops the filling from leaking so much, Great effort on this challenge, Cheers from Audax

raquel said...

cherry cream cheese....yummy! i have to try that one next. great job!