Daring Bakers: Strudel – Strawberry ‘Toaster’ Strudel

by Holly on May 27, 2009

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 Cafes of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.

Since I am not a big fan of baked apples I decided to stray from the filling and, as you can tell, from the rolled up shape. I made the strudel dough as directed, then, instead of filling and rolling, I folded the dough in half (longest edge to longest edge).

I then added about a tablespoon of homemade strawberry jam and spread it in a small rectangle along one half of the dough, leaving about a two inch space between the jam to make 10 spots. I folded the dough the long way again to fold over the jam and cut the pastries into rectangles as shown.

Before baking I pricked the dough a couple of times and baked the pastries for about 18 minutes. Once they had cooled a bit I drizzled them with a simple icing of a mixture of powdered sugar and heavy cream.

The strudel ‘squares’ were flaky, tender and a little crisp at the same time and we loved them. The dough itself was easy to make, and tough to roll to the right size. Mine was probably a few inches short in the size but it was still very, very thin.

See more strudel at The Daring Kitchen

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Barbara Bakes May 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm

These would be a huge hit at my house. They love to buy the toaster strudel at the store.

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Natalie May 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I know they’re not exactly Pop Tarts, but I’d love to include these in the Pre Made Our Way Pop Tarts round up!

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Angry Asian May 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

these are genius. i love that you strayed a bit and did them this size. they look positively appetizing!

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pinkstripes May 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm

YOur toaster strudel look fantastic.

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Erin May 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm

What a great twist on the recipe! It looks fabulous!

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NOT SO VANILLA May 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Mmmmm toaster strudels… what an amazing idea! I LOVE toaster strudel!

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Snooky doodle May 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm

oh these look delicious! yummy I like how you made it in square form.

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Jayme Duke May 27, 2009 at 6:58 pm

What a great idea! I used to love those toaster strudels when I was younger – I’m going to have to try this out!

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stephchows May 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm

It seems like this month I’ve seen more variations from the daring baker recipe than ever before… and I like it!!

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lisaiscooking May 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Those look so delicious! I’d love to have these for breakfast.

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Tammy May 27, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I love the drizzle!

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Engineer Baker May 28, 2009 at 12:03 am

Whoa, what a wonderful idea! Portable strudel (and way better than the freezer version!).

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Maria May 28, 2009 at 3:58 am

Great idea! The strudel looks so sweet, great for a breakfast treat!

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anna May 28, 2009 at 4:28 am

Awesome interpretation! That looks so good!

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Ria May 28, 2009 at 4:30 am

Toaster strudels! WOW! Great work Holly! :)

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Katiecakes May 28, 2009 at 7:58 am

What a great idea, they look very tasty :)

Katie xox

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EAT! May 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

Toaster strudels were – and probably still a hit at my house. I just don’t buy them any more. Thanks for the new version. My kids thank you too.

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shimmiesandsprinkles May 28, 2009 at 11:56 am

Want! This is the next time I do strudels right here, you are a friggin genius woman. Is there any chance I can claim to be related to you?

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vibi May 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Love, love, love the idea… how to make junk food healthier!!! Well done, very creative and original!

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kate May 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

holly! those look awesome! nicely done!

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Clumbsy Cookie May 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

What a cool way of doing the Strudel! I really love this!

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Connie Weiss May 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I love this variation! Great job!

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jillian May 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm

I love these! So cute!

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Madam Chow May 29, 2009 at 1:01 am

This was a great idea! And it looks delicious.

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Tracey May 29, 2009 at 3:46 am

Your strudel looks amazing!! I wish I was motivated enough to make some at my house :)

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isa May 29, 2009 at 4:31 am

What a great idea! Love this variation. These would be a huge hit at my house. Great job!

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TeaLady May 29, 2009 at 4:43 am

When I make these, I hope they look like these. Great idea.

I so totally forgot the DB this month. But I will go back now and bake the strudel – maybe your way…..

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Jenny May 29, 2009 at 11:01 am

That is a fabulous idea. I wonder how well they would freeze?

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Peabody May 30, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I like your version the best. I love me some toaster strudel.

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Sue Sparks May 31, 2009 at 4:24 am

I like your little turnover/hand pie version of the strudel:) Looks scrumptious!

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Jaime May 31, 2009 at 5:41 pm

how fun! i love that you made toaster strudels! :)

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Kayte June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm

OMW, I am totally speechless…so gorgeous!

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David July 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm

We are starting our summer canning with strawberry jam. Normally I use low/no sugar pectin and only add a cup or two of sugar in my recipe. However I'm out of that so I'm using up some regular pectin.

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Laura March 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

i hate toaster strudels and they have no rite to say the one kids wanna eat cuz i prefer poptarts

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