There are very few things I don’t make or attempt to make, but baking is just not my thing. I have no desire to learn it either because I am just not a big dessert fan. Those who know me know that tiramisu is my favorite dessert and if I am out to dinner and there happens to be a tiramisu on the menu you can pretty much bet the farm I’m going to try it. I also love coffee ice cream and espresso coffee gelato but seldom will buy it I usually only eat what I make.
However, while walking through my favorite Italian Market yesterday I walked past the bakery and apple strudel just called my name and that is very rare. My friend said don’t buy it let me make it for you so I said sure.
Here is the recipe for Apple Strudel.
5 cups all purpose flour
1 lb unsalted butter at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups confectionary sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup non fat yogurt
1 beaten egg white
In a mixing bowl add butter and mix. Add sugar and mix well with butter. Add flour and yogurt and mix well. Place in a glass bowl, cover and refrigerate for 2-hours.
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat add apples and sauté until soft stirring often for about 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low adding 4 oz stick of butter, cinnamon and 1 cup confectionary sugar fold and allow to cook for 20-minutes. Increase the heat to medium high adding 1/2 of the wine and fold, allow to cook out and then add remaining wine and allow to cook out. Each time taking about 8-minutes. Remove from stove and hold.
Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with baking rack in middle of oven. Divide Dough in 4- equal pieces placing between two pieces of wax paper and roll out to about 12 inches long and about 8 inches wide. Place some of the apples mixture on dough and roll. Using a little water seal the dough by dipping your fingers in some water and run along the edge. Using a pastry brush lightly brush egg white over the top. Place on a no stick cookie sheet and bake for about 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Time will vary based on size of apple strudel and your oven.