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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Strudel - Strawberry 'Toaster' 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.

Since I am not a big fan of baked apples I decided to stray from the filling and, as you can tell, from the rolled up shape. I made the strudel dough as directed, then, instead of filling and rolling, I folded the dough in half (longest edge to longest edge).

I then added about a tablespoon of homemade strawberry jam and spread it in a small rectangle along one half of the dough, leaving about a two inch space between the jam to make 10 spots. I folded the dough the long way again to fold over the jam and cut the pastries into rectangles as shown.

Before baking I pricked the dough a couple of times and baked the pastries for about 18 minutes. Once they had cooled a bit I drizzled them with a simple icing of a mixture of powdered sugar and heavy cream.

The strudel 'squares' were flaky, tender and a little crisp at the same time and we loved them. The dough itself was easy to make, and tough to roll to the right size. Mine was probably a few inches short in the size but it was still very, very thin.

See more strudel at The Daring Kitchen

34 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

These would be a huge hit at my house. They love to buy the toaster strudel at the store.

Natalie said...

I know they're not exactly Pop Tarts, but I'd love to include these in the Pre Made Our Way Pop Tarts round up!

Angry Asian said...

these are genius. i love that you strayed a bit and did them this size. they look positively appetizing!

pinkstripes said...

YOur toaster strudel look fantastic.

Erin said...

What a great twist on the recipe! It looks fabulous!

NOT SO VANILLA said...

Mmmmm toaster strudels... what an amazing idea! I LOVE toaster strudel!

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious! yummy I like how you made it in square form.

Jayme Duke said...

What a great idea! I used to love those toaster strudels when I was younger - I'm going to have to try this out!

stephchows said...

It seems like this month I've seen more variations from the daring baker recipe than ever before... and I like it!!

lisaiscooking said...

Those look so delicious! I'd love to have these for breakfast.

Tammy said...

I love the drizzle!

Engineer Baker said...

Whoa, what a wonderful idea! Portable strudel (and way better than the freezer version!).

Maria said...

Great idea! The strudel looks so sweet, great for a breakfast treat!

anna said...

Awesome interpretation! That looks so good!

Ria said...

Toaster strudels! WOW! Great work Holly! :)

Katiecakes said...

What a great idea, they look very tasty :)

Katie xox

EAT! said...

Toaster strudels were - and probably still a hit at my house. I just don't buy them any more. Thanks for the new version. My kids thank you too.

shimmiesandsprinkles said...

Want! This is the next time I do strudels right here, you are a friggin genius woman. Is there any chance I can claim to be related to you?

vibi said...

Love, love, love the idea... how to make junk food healthier!!! Well done, very creative and original!

kate said...

holly! those look awesome! nicely done!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a cool way of doing the Strudel! I really love this!

Connie Weiss said...

I love this variation! Great job!

jillian said...

I love these! So cute!

Madam Chow said...

This was a great idea! And it looks delicious.

Tracey said...

Your strudel looks amazing!! I wish I was motivated enough to make some at my house :)

isa said...

What a great idea! Love this variation. These would be a huge hit at my house. Great job!

TeaLady said...

When I make these, I hope they look like these. Great idea.

I so totally forgot the DB this month. But I will go back now and bake the strudel - maybe your way.....

Jenny said...

That is a fabulous idea. I wonder how well they would freeze?

Peabody said...

I like your version the best. I love me some toaster strudel.

Sue Sparks said...

I like your little turnover/hand pie version of the strudel:) Looks scrumptious!

Jaime said...

how fun! i love that you made toaster strudels! :)

Kayte said...

OMW, I am totally speechless...so gorgeous!

David said...

We are starting our summer canning with strawberry jam. Normally I use low/no sugar pectin and only add a cup or two of sugar in my recipe. However I'm out of that so I'm using up some regular pectin.

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Laura said...

i hate toaster strudels and they have no rite to say the one kids wanna eat cuz i prefer poptarts

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