Apple Strudel – Carrot Ranch

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I gave my brother peeled apple slices. He placed them one-by-one on the strudel dough that we older ones helped stretch across a cloth on our dinner table. He put some in his mouth. Then came the raisins to scatter on the dough. When it was finished I held him so he could watch our mother lift the cloth underneath the strudel, roll it into a long, thick pastry that fit on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven.

We made many strudels for Christmas and everyone helped.

I’ve never had a dessert that tasted so good.

Linked to Carrot Ranch where Charli Mills offers the theme of family traditions.

Also linked to Crystal Grimes’ Holiday Blogging Party.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

31 thoughts on “Apple Strudel – Carrot Ranch”

    1. My mother would first roll it out, then we helped her stretch it by grabbing opposite ends moving around the table. Of course there was a lot of kneading involved to develop the gluten to make it stretch. I’ve tried making it and did not succeed as well as I remembered. Thank you, Mary!


  1. Often it is the sharing of the tasks that makes the result all the sweeter. I like the tenderness shown between the brothers, too, as if anticipation made them all kinder. Perhaps something for us all to ponder this Christmas season.

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