Apple Strudel

10 green apples per batch

3 cups sifted flour
1 egg at room temperature
2 Tbs unsalted butter
3/4 cup water

Vanilla cookies, finely crushed or Plain bread crumbs

Optional Ingredients:
Ground Almonds

Whipped Cream Mixture:
Whipping Cream
Vanilla (to taste)
Powdered sugar (to desired consistency)

1 (I don't have an exact recipe for the dough-Filo dough works well too.) Sift some of flower and the egg into a bowl. Alternate beating in butter, water, and flour until a base dough is made. Put butter on hands, turn dough out of bowl, and work more flour into dough while keeping hands buttery. Throw hard onto counter for 10 minutes to make elastic. Shape into a ball and cover for 20 minutes.

2 Crush vanilla cookies, combine with some sugar and cinnamon. Put in pan on low heat with about 2 tablespoons butter, until granola-like consistency. Peal and slice apples. Roll out ½ the dough very thin. Use hands to thin more and place on a towel. Brush lightly (all the way to edges) with butter and then add cookie crumb mixture (avoiding edges). Put a layer of apples on top of this and follow with some plain sugar and cinnamon. Now add any optional ingredients desired. Roll up using towel, tucking in edges. Roll onto a pan making sure the seam side is down.

3 Now it may be frozen or cooked. To freeze cover and freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen allow 10 minutes for thawing before you bake it. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour or until golden. Baste during baking every 15 minutes with butter. Cool 5 minutes after baking and sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can serve it with ice cream or a whipped cream mixture.

Yield: 2 struedels

***COMMENT: I dont have a whole lot of amounts on it's not a really easy one to do...but just take everything that is listed above...put more of the things you like and less or none of the things you don't...and you can't go wrong. This recipe is AWESOME! Definitely use the phillo-dough though if you haven't actually seen the other dough made before.

Source: Dorothy M (my first Mother-in-law)

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