So this month I joined a group called the Daring Bakers. Every month there is a baking challenge posted and thousands of people from around the world make the same recipe. This month the recipe was for apple strudel. After reading the recipe and watching several YouTube videos of people making strudel, I thought this would be pretty hard so, naturally, I procrastinated until last week. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought, though. The dough was easy to make and so stretchy!
You are supposed to stretch out the dough on an old table cloth with some flour worked into it until the dough is paper thin and you can "read love letters through it." We don't have any extra table cloths, though, so I thought wax paper would work because someone on the website said they used parchment paper. I've learned that parchment paper and wax paper are not interchangeable. I got the dough pretty big and pretty thin, but then I couldn't get it off the paper, so I had to get as much off as possible and start over.
The next best thing I had to a table cloth was a beach towel. It worked surprisingly well.
Then I just added the apple filling, rolled it up, and baked it.
Jonathan was happier with the result than I was, but then he loves all things apple. Even though the dough was fun to work with, I don't think I'll make this again. I would rather use the apples (and all the work) for an apple pie or apple crisp or something. But I must say, I can't wait for next months challenge!