Before getting into Holiday Baking let's make some Strudel
When Fall comes around I want to make some apple desserts.
I love having a big bunch of apples in the garage to make it smell
Strudel is a dish that was prefected by the Viennese,
where apples were abundant.
The word strudel is one of the German words for something
like a whirlpool. a center view of a slice looks a bit like one.
Heike Kreuger an accomplished German baker that lives in
Schiltach, in Baden- Württemberg
made this a few weeks ago in her
online German Baking club.
I like to post her recipe because she is such an expert.
In Grandma Block's part of Germany, Strudel was not usually made-at least, not in her family. She learned about it from her German friends after she came to America. The group of German and Austrian families would get together and have Strudel-Fests at one of the big halls where there were cooking facilities-large work-tables and ovens. There, the women would have a grand time working together, and the families would enjoy the singing and dancing as well as the Strudel.
Though Grandma never made Strudel by herself, one of her German friends would come over to the Block's house and help her make it-they would chop apples together, stretch the dough together, and roll it up and bake it together. It was much more fun with a friend, anyway! After it was done, they would each have a slice of the Strudel, with a cup of coffee, and consider the whole project time well spent.
The interesting thing about this recipe is that you put a wooden
board down on the counter and THROW the ball of dough on it 120 times.
This develops gluten in the dough.
Popular German singer Roland Kaiser was born in the city of Berlin in 1952.
A legendary entertainer, Kaiser has released numerous albums and singles, most notably "Santa Maria," Dich Zu Lieben, and "Sieben Fässer Wein." ~ James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide more
Refrain: "Und alles was du willst,
werd’ ich für dich sein
bin dein Stern am Himmel
den du greifst
Denn alles was du fühlst,
fühlst du nicht allein,
"And everything you want,
will I be for you,
'll be a star in the sky,
that you touch,
'cause everything you feel,
you don't feel alone,