This past Thanksgiving I did not spend with my family and instead visited a friend in Vienna. This could definitely become one of my favorite cities. A city all about eating chocolates and cakes, how could I not instantaneously become enamored? I had an agenda of different foods I wanted to try while I was there and classic Apple Strudel was on the top of my list. Another treat that I enjoyed were the Christmas Markets and Spiced Wine.
Now this recipe I received from Cafe at the Summer Palace.
1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons of Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/3 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons of Lukewarm Water
5 Teaspoons of Vegetable Oil
Mix all ingredients to a soft dough and knead it until it looses from hands and table.
Tip: Form it into a ball and let it res in vegetable oil for 30 minutes. Put the dough on a flour covered linen cloth and roll it in a rectangular shape. Continue to stretch the dough out with the back of your hands until it is wafer-thin.
1/2 Cup of Bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons of Butter
2/3 Cup of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
3/4 Cup of Raisins
2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juices
2 1/2 Pounds of Apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 Tablespoons of Rum.
Pre Heat Oven 375
Heat the Butter in a pan, add the breadcrumbs and roast them until they take on a golden brown shine. In a bowl add the bread crumbs with the remaining ingredients and mix them all together .
Put the filling along the extended layer of the dough. Roll it up carefully with the cloth. Put the strudel onto a buttered baking tray and bake it in the oven at until it takes on a golden brown shine about 35-45 minutes. Tip: Put butter on the Strudel as soon as you take it out of the oven.
Serve warm with either, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, or a Vanilla Sauce.
That’s one of the big reasons I’m going to Switzerland in two weeks: Christmas markets and the spiced wine (called GlÃ¼hwein)!