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    mudra

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    Solstice Greetings

    Post  mudra on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:51 am


    Happy Winter Solstice everyone

    Peace and Love for you all

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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  burgundia on Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:39 pm

    Thank you mudra. Happy solstice.
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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  lawlessline on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:13 pm

    The only thing worth celebrating this week. Happy Solstice to you to.

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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  Carol on Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:05 pm

    I shall celebrate by making Old-fashioned, Viennese Apple Strudel ("Altwiener Apfelstrudel")

    It's not hard to make. It contains simple ingredients, like apples, raisins, sugar and cinnamon and is encased in a thin sheet of unleavened dough. See also illustrated apple strudel step by step Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Preheat: 400°F

    Ingredients: *Dough*

    2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour (300g)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2 T. plus 1 tsp. neutral oil (30 ml)
    13 T. lukewarm water (200 ml)
    *Filling I*
    7 T. butter (100 grams)
    1 c. breadcrumbs (100 grams)

    *Filling II*
    1/2 c. raisins (traditional, but optional)
    4 T. rum (optional) or orange juice
    6-8 c. chopped baking apples (5-6 large apples such as Gala or Granny Smith)
    3/4 c. granulated sugar (150 grams)
    1-2 tsp. lemon zest
    4 T. lemon juice (about 1/2 large lemon)
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon

    Melted butter for brushing dough (almost a whole stick or 1/2 cup)
    Powdered sugar for decoration

    Preparation: To make the dough: Place the flour in a bowl with the salt and add the water, then the oil. Stir with a spoon until it comes together and you can work it with your hands. Knead the dough until it is smooth and tacky, but not sticky, about 5 minutes. If you need to add more flour, only add it 1 teaspoon at a time. Form the dough into a smooth ball, brush it with a little oil and place it back in the bowl for 1 hour, room temperature. Covering the dough with plastic wrap is fine, too.
    Make Filling I: Heat the butter in a pan until foaming and add the breadcrumbs. Toast them, stirring constantly, until they are medium brown. Let cool.

    Make Filling II: Soak the raisins in the rum (or orange juice). You can heat them for 30 seconds in the microwave and then soak them until you are ready for them. Peel, core and chop the apples into small pieces. Add the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, raisins and cinnamon and mix well.

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to about 9 inches by 13 inches. Lightly flour a clean towel with no nap, place it over the dough, grab both (towel and dough) and flip over. Straighten both, as necessary. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough thinner on all sides, working your way around the sheet of dough. Stretch it until it starts to look translucent in spots. Let it rest a minute and stretch the areas you think are too thick, again. Thick edges can't be avoided and will be cut off. Brush dough with melted butter.

    Spread the breadcrumbs over 2/3 of the dough and pat down evenly. Drain the apples and spread them over the other 1/3 of the dough. Cut off any thick edges of dough with kitchen shears. Using the towel, fold one side of the dough over the filling. Brush exposed dough with melted butter. Fold in ends of dough like an envelope (or burrito). Fold other side of dough up and over filling to form a roll. Brush with butter. Use towel to maneuver strudel to baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll strudel onto parchment paper so that the seam-side is down. Brush with melted butter.

    Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes and then at 350°F for 40-60 minutes longer. Remove from oven, brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm. Transfer to a serving platter with a large spatula (or two). Cut into 1 1/2 inch wide slices with a bread knife or serrated knife and serve with your choice:

    Whipped cream
    Vanilla sauce
    Vanilla ice cream
    or Raisin Rum Ice Cream


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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  Mercuriel on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:04 pm

    Merry Christmas everyone. To All My Brethren and All Mankind a very Happy New Year...

     New Year


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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  Carol on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:57 pm

    Mercuriel wrote:Merry Christmas everyone. To All My Brethren and All Mankind a very Happy New Year...

     New Year

    You've been on my mind a lot this past week. I hope you are well dear brother.  New Year 


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    Re: Solstice Greetings

    Post  Floyd on Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:48 pm

    lawlessline wrote:The only thing worth celebrating this week. Happy Solstice to you to.

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