Thursday, May 28, 2009

May DB- 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 Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague by Rick Rodgers.

This is the first of my DB challenges that disappointed me. I did not like the dough. I've made strudel dough before but this recipe was definitely not a keeper. First, the smell. I don't know why but it smelled like playdough, even after if was baked. Second, it was a pain to work with. I should have used bread flour and knew it, but the recipe said all purpose. Third, ingredients for the filling I'd planned on got eaten by someone, probably little brother, so I was left scrambling on the last day to come up with a filling and decided on sweetened cream cheese with lemon zest and juice, bound with an egg, as I had all four ingredients in the fridge. It did not get eaten and I felt bad for wasting food. Here's a picture of the horrid thing.