Do you ever have one of those days when everything seems to be perfect?
It is a sunny day outside, your soul is at the peace and your generous heart full of chocolate is asking for … let me pause for a moment….your heart is asking for fruit …Are you kidding me?
Of course, I am. To be exact the heart is asking for cherry strudel. Oh you greedy heart, how can I say no to you?
Of course I can’t and being the hard working person that I am I am moving my body towards my little kitchen and
I am going to create the magic called Cherry Strudel.
Like always, the project manager in me needs to create the ingredients list.
So, what do we need?
-flour, butter, sour cream, sugar,cornstarch, cherries…Easy, don’t you think?
Once you have all ingredients let me show you your destination in making…Cherry Strudel!
Now, when you have the ingredients list and picture of destination let’s start baking.
First step – strudel dough. (You can use mixer, blender or your hands)
I use blender. Mix 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup butter.
Add 1/2 cup sour cream (14%) and keep mixing it until all ingredients are blended together.
Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for at least one hour or up to overnight.
Now, you completed your first step.
Step 2 – Stretch dough
Sprinkle wax paper lightly with flour and place dough in center.
With a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a rectangular shape 12 x 9. Dough should be thin as tissue paper.
Step 3 – make cherry filling and sugar mixture (the recipe is below)
Step 4 – Fill the dough with fruit mixture
Sprinkle the dough with 1/4 cup of sugar mixture, add 2 cups cherries and top with the rest of sugar mixture.
Fold dough over half of cherry mixture and then fold other half. Seal the edges. (very important, all of them)
2 cups cherries
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup flour
1/8 cup cornstarch
Mix sugar, flour and cornstarch.
Bake at 400 F for 30 min. until lightly brown.
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 cup cherries
- Sugar Filling:
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅛ cup flour
- ⅛ cup cornstarch
- Using blender mix flour and butter.
- Add ½ cup sour cream.
- Mix all into a ball and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
- Roll the ball into a rectangular shape 12 x 9.
- Fill the middle with ¼ cup sugar mixture, add 2 cups cherries and top with the rest of sugar mixture (1 cup)
- Fold dough over half of mixture and then fold other half.
- Bake at 400 F for 30 min.
- Top with icing sugar or walnuts if you like.
So, how can you have a perfect day and CSI – Cherry Strudel Crime Scene?
Let me, show you….
Don’t you love this crime..nothing that little tongue can’t fix it!
So, what was my mistake? Look the picture below and try to guess…
I did not seal all edges…you can see the sugar mixture above and cherry ready for the baking crime….
However, it still was the best strudel for my chocolate heart … and don’t worry about the cherry mess…any child would lick it. (adults too)
Please let’s have baking crime as the only crime in this Universe….and let’s make this world the place of peace and love.
And somewhere in my garden birds are singing…and sending you….
Sending you love, cookies, cakes and cherries strudel from my imaginary piece of virtual reality called
5 star cookies
And if you love cherry strudel you might like cherry cookies Dark Chocolate Cookies with Cherries
Love and hugs
from 5 star cookies and your