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Thursday, February 25, 2010


catching up part 3... strudel...
no real reason behind making this delicious flaky pastry... well no other reason then because i had a major hankering for one (and i rarely have a hankering for baked fruit)... and since i had some puff pastry on hand i figured why not... sometimes we just have to indulge ourselves, right?!

this was super simple to make... and you can completely tweak it to your own tastes... me, i decided to go simple with apples (2 medium sized honey crisp), cinnamon (1 1/2 tbsp), brown sugar (1/2 cup), homemade raw vanilla sugar(1-2 tsp) and some juicy plump brandy soaked raisins (about 1/4 cup, maybe more)... oh... and butter... gotta have my butter...

once all those ingredients were combined i laid them atop some thawed puff pastry... i know, i know, it's not homemade puff pastry...cause damn that stuff is a biotch to make... i will master it someday (i hope!)... so once atop the thawed and rolled out puff pastry, i sprinkled on a few cubes of salted butter (about 3 tbsps)... then i rolled the puppy up... glazed it with some melted butter (i know, most recipes say to glaze it with egg and water, or egg and milk... but i love me some butter)... and then dusted it with even more of the homemade raw vanilla sugar...

then popped it into a preheated oven and baked it till it was nice and brown and the insides were bubbly... ahh... it smelled amazing... and man, did the raisins really add some awesomeness to it... it was perfectly buttery, flaky and just something that tasted wholesome in each and every bite...

happy baking everyone!


  1. This looks aweseome!

    I'm passing a blog award along to you. ;) Stop by my blog to find out about it.

  2. I'm not crazy about fruit in my dessert but my kiddos sure are!


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