Okay, so this one is short and sweet as far as text goes. Mostly because, as Y said, she could envision me on repeat going "Apfelstrudel, apfelstrudel, apfelstrudel" while dancing around the kitchen. And I was, the whole time I was making this. Seriously, I love Germanic words, they're just way too fun to say.
Oh, and I actually took in-process photos. And did that whole mise-en-place cha-cha-cha. Like whoa.
Oh yeah, and I absolutely loved how shatteringly crisp the strudel dough was, combined with the warm apple filling.
Wait, one last thing - my coworkers? They saw it and asked if it was a pasty. Umm, no. *sigh*
Thank you, Coco and Linda, for choosing such a wonderful, unique, and challenging pastry!
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 Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.