*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Apple Strudl
 
 Recipe By     : Key Gourmet CD Rom
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      cups          sifted flour
    4                    beaten eggs -- separated
      1/2  cup           warm water
    2      tablespoons   melted butter
    3      pounds        lg. MacIntosh apples
    7      teaspoons     sugar ( up to 9)
    4      teaspoons     bread crumbs
                         Cinnamon
      1/4  pound         melted butter
 
 Three cups sifted flour.  Make well.  Add 2 beaten eggs.  Mix with wire beater.
 
  Add 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tablespoon melted butter.  Mix well with spoon an
 d knead with fingers for about 2 minutes, adding flour as needed to prevent sti
 cking, and making it into a ball.
 
  Put dough in a bowl covered with a dish towel and set aside in a warm place (I
  use my oven which is warm because of the pilot light.  Don't light oven until 
 much later on).  This whole procedure is quite time consuming and takes about 1
  1/2 hours to prepare.  Let dough “rest” while peeling and slicing:
 
  3 pounds large MacIntosh apples.  (Pick largest apples you can find to facilit
 ate peeling procedure.)  STEP TWO:  Cut dough in half.  Put half back in bowl c
 overed with dish towel in warm place.  On top of a well floured cloth tableclot
 h roll out 1/2 dough. Drizzle on 1 tablespoon melted butter spreading all over 
 rolled out dough.
 
  Pick up rolled out dough and “stretch” as much as possible (just like a pizza 
 dough is stretched, making fists with hands to prevent making too many holes in
  dough -- usually a hole or two appears which is not unusual).
 
  Put back on well floured tablecloth.  Next tray to achieve a paper thin dough 
 by pulling all around and around it with the fingers.  Don't worry if there are
  a few holes here and there.
 
  STEP THREE:  Using HALF of the thinly sliced apples, spread them all uniformly
  over dough that you covered the tablecloth with.  Sprinkle on top of apples: 7
  to 9 teaspoons sugar according to taste and depending on tartness of apples --
  4 teaspoons bread crumbs -- sift cinnamon all over above-  drizzle on 1/4 poun
 d melted butter -- also 2 beaten eggs spreading the eggs with a fork in a circu
 lar motion.
 
  Pick up the tablecloth and make a long roll and carefully lift roll into a lar
 ge ungreased shallow baking pan.  If you prefer you may put the roll into a pie
  plate starting in the middle and making a circle with the roll.
 
  Repeat steps 2 and 3, using second half of dough and the remaining half of app
 les.  Since these steps take about 20 minutes, allow about 10 minutes to prehea
 t the oven to 400 degrees.
 
  After making the roll, if you choose to use a large shallow baking pan careful
 ly put the roll in the pan right along with first half of roll.  You will have 
 about four strips in the pan because the roll will be that long.  If you used a
  pie plate, take a second pie plate for the second half of the strudl.
 
  Now you are finally ready to put the strudl in the oven:  400 degrees for 40 m
 inutes and 15 minutes more at 350 degrees.
 
  Allow strudl to cool 20 to 25 minutes.  Slice and put on serving plate.
 
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