Somewhere in the other side of the world it’s already the onset of 2016, which is pretty awesome. I’ve still got a few hours left to go, but hell, why not end my blogging for 2015 with something delicious?
Yum, apple strudel!
So this isn’t really book-related or anything, though the whole thing with apple-related covers did make me think about baking with apples for the new year. I mean, come on, Winter, The Shadow Queen, I’m not even going to deny that Twilight had a cool apple cover decorating its pages.
And apples are delicious with cinnamon and sugar. And puff pastry.
I totally followed this recipe here and braided pre-made puff pastry that I thawed out and stretched a wee bit. The recipe did say to sprinkle some sugar mixture on top, and I thought about using confectionery/powdered sugar icing, but I love cinnamon, so I went with a cinnamon sugar mix. There wasn’t a time put in the recipe, so I baked it for 15 at 400 degrees F, then for another 5 minutes to get a more crunchy, golden color.
Verdict: Well damn, it tasted better than the apple pie I usually make! I love it because the puff pastry actually cooked through from top to bottom. Yum yum strudel! Definitely a good way to end the year.
See you on the other side!