Last week I was inspired by Catalina and her Strawberry Vanilla Strudel.
Being raised in Central Europe loving strudels is in your DNA and every mom should be able to make a good strudel (not mine, sorry mom).
However, my dad….well, there is a man who knows how to bake…..and STRUDELS….are his specialty.
To make my dad proud and my country I ventured into the cherry orchard in my backyard last night and picked myself bucket of cherries for my famous well at least around my house CHOCOLATE CHERRY STRUDEL.
I baked till late and this morning…..for a few minutes….I was the best mom in the whole universe…..cause I let them have cake strudel for breakfast.
Do you want to make your own Chocolate Cherry Strudel….it’s easy…..nothing to it…..
- Pkg Ready To Use Puff Pastry (I use Tenderflake)
- 11/2 cup Crushed Nilla Wafers
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Butter (melted)
- 1 Pkg Vanilla Sugar
- 4 cups Cherries (pitted)
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 Egg (for egg wash)
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375F
STEP 2: In a small bowl mix together crushed wafers, sugar, egg and melted butter. Set aside.
STEP 3: Split puff pastry in half.
STEP 4: On floured surface roll out each half of the puff pastry to about 14″ x 11″ rectangle.
STEP 8: Fold one side of the puff pastry sheet over the filling and gently roll making sure all sides all well sealed.
STEP 9: Line cookie sheet with wax paper and gently place both strudels onto cookie sheet. Make sure they don’t touch and leave at least 2″ space between them.
STEP 11: Bake for 30 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
STEP 12: When strudels are done. Turn off the oven. Slightly open the door and let strudels sit for about 10 minutes.
STEP 13: Take them out of the oven…let them cool…sprinkle with icing sugar…..SERVE!