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Planet Garden ‘That’s a Strudel!’

Posted in Sustainable Column by planetgarden on December 17, 2009

If you have never seen a little ball of dough stretched to the size of the kitchen table, you can watch Cathy, from Bread of Life Cooking School, make a Christmas Apple Strudel online by visiting:
Raisins, apples, butter and cinnamon make this a tried and true recipe that is simple to make for a delightful holiday favorite. Our Kitchen Show audience loved this demonstration given by Bread of Life Cooking School Artisan, Cathy Kreismanis. Traditional Christmas Apple Strudel makes a Cottage Baked Goods alternative to apple pies using farm fresh apples from Bluebird Market.
Cathy showed me pictures of her with a former President’s wife as a catering expert using all of her cooking skills to serve delicious and lovely foods at functions given by our former First Lady. It was an honor and delight for Cathy to share her skills and knowledge with us at Bluebird Market and we were thrilled with the gorgeous Christmas Apple Strudel that tasted flaky and delicious because of the homemade layer of crust that Cathy prepared. Enjoy baking for your family using secrets that helped serve our former First Family.
Cathy’s Christmas Apple Strudel 

  ~ Dough:
  2 cups flour
  ½ t. salt
  1 egg
  2 Tbsp. oil
  ½ cup warm water
  ~ Butter
  ~ Apple Filling:
  1 cup toasted breadcrumbs
  5 to 6 apples, sliced thin
  ¼ cup raisins
  ½ cup nuts
  ½ cup sugar
  1 t. cinnamon
  ~ powdered sugar, apple, cranberries, evergreens for garnish


Mix all together and knead well for several minutes. Let rest covered for 1 hour! Roll out thin on floured cloth. Brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of pastry. Place apple filling at end and roll up using floured cloth to help roll.
Form roll into a horseshoe and bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Garnish with dusted powdered sugar, an apple and evergreens. Serve with Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

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