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Archive for May, 2009

May Daring Bakers: Strudel time

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.

This recipe did worry me a little bit as gluten and I aren’t the best of friends but it was surprisingly straight forward and had the most impressive results. In fact, I found the whole process extremely therapeutic, using my whole fore arm to stretch it out. I filled my strudel with blackcurrant and raspberries and served it up with some blueberry ice cream. Will do this one again!

(OOOh, just look at all that sticky juice bursting under the pressure of a plait!)

See the layers, can you seen ‘um?!

Sunday Apple Galette

I have an affinity with all things French and indeed all forms of baking. So suitably I prepared this apple galette for breakfast. I put a light coating of oil around the pan before pouring in some orange juice. To this I added one apple, diced, covered with mixed spices and half a teaspoon of honey. On a medium heat, I browned these apple in the pan.

I then made a batter from gluten/wheat free flour, sweetened soy milk, pinch of salt, sprinkle of fruit sugar, baking powder to form a thin pancake like consistency. This was poured over the apples until the bubbles became stiff on the visible side. I popped it under the grill to finish the batter off with a nice golden colour.

This was the result (once flipped out):