Monday, August 1, 2011

Solo Strudel-making!

 I decided to try making some strudel solo while my lesson was still fresh in my mind. Never mind that I also wanted some to eat! I gathered the ingredients and made my dough the day before, keeping it refrigerated until I was ready to roll out, fill and roll up!
 The next afternoon, I gathered my filling ingredients.
 I decided to use Red Delicious and Granny Smith  apples. Grandma uses Red Delicious.
 I cored them and peeled just some of the peeling before chopping them in my food processor. I added some lemon juice.
 I rolled out the dough on the cotton cloth Grandma gave me, brushed on melted butter and sprinkled on 1/3 of the filling ingredients.
 Then, using the cloth to lift the dough, I began rolling it up.
 I lifted the end over onto the roll and sealed the edges.
 I brushed more melted butter onto the strudel and some onto the foil. At this point I could have wrapped it in foil and put it into the freezer to be baked another time. However, I wanted to eat one, so I baked this one. It makes clean-up easier to bake it on the foil. Sometimes the filling can bubble out.
 By the time I got the photo, several pieces were already eaten.  Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 studels.
 THEN wash lots of dishes.
The chickens and rabbit got the apples cores and peels.

Grandma's Strudel

1 ½ sticks oleo, softened
2 egg yolks
1 cup warm milk
3 cups flour
1/8 tsp. Salt
Mix well and chill at least 3 hours or overnight.
Roll out dough onto cotton cloth until very thin. For 3 strudels divide equally and layer
2 sticks butter, melted (brush onto dough)
 9 or 10 apples, cored, peeled and chopped (sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning)
1 package saltine crackers crushed
3 cups chopped pecans
2 cups sugar
Tightly roll strudel, using towel to push the dough. Seal edges and brush with butter. If freezing place onto well-buttered foil and seal tightly. Thaw to bake. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until well-browned.


  1. It looks just as delicious as your grandma's. Your house must have smelled awesome.

  2. I wish I had a grandma to give me lessons....sweet.

    Yours look good.

  3. Good God, I could smell it! I made strudel once, and I really enjoyed the process (and the eating). There's something theraputic about strudel!

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  5. I agree with the other comments, I bet your house smelled wonderful! It is nice to know you can freeze it and just bake it later. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and that is a party!

  6. THAT looks delicious! I haven't made strudel since Christmas. I read about your Grandma's secret with the cloth - I have a favorite old pillowcase that I put around my large cutting board and roll it out.
    Yummm..I just might have to break the diet for this one!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable lesson. Didn't know about rolling the dough out on a cloth ... and had no idea strudels contained crackers. Thanks for sharing the recipie -- know what I'll be doing once we have cooler weather. mmmm . I bet Matilda and her friends sure enjoyed the peelings...


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