11 December 2015

Classic Cherry Strudel for Christmas (Strudel de cerezas )





Before my friends in the Northern Hemisphere say,  we don't have cherries at this time! I have to tell you this wonderful recipe can be made with frozen or jar cherries. And it works very well.
But here I use fresh cherries because we are in  summer.
 It is serious Christmas in summer. Is a little exhausting.


Source : Foodnetwork.co.uk

Merry Christmas :)















Ingredients

For dough

2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water

Filling
3 cups pitted tart cherries (these can be frozen or jarred)
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks


Assembly

 Icing sugar for dusting
1 egg whisked with 2 tablespoon water
for brushing
1/3 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup breadcrumbs



Method


For the cherry filling, bring the cherries up to a simmer with the sugar and cinnamon sticks, and simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk the cornstarch in a small bowl with a little cold water and add thos to the cherries, stirring until the juices have thickened and the cherries are glossy. Set aside to cool before using.

For the strudel dough, blend the plain flour  with the salt in a mkixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the water, oil and vinegar and mix on low speed until the dough comes together and then increase by one speed and knead for 2 -3 minutes (the dough will seem sticky).
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and continue to knea the dough until it seemd a smooth but elastic texture. (If is neede add some flour)
Place the dough in a covered bowl and set aside to rest at room temperature for at least an hour.

To assemble, preheat the oven to 190°c (375 °F)


Lay a clean tablecloth out over your work surface and dust it evenly with flour.
Place the strudel dough in the middle of the tablecloth and with  a dusted rolling pin  spread the dough out as far as you can.
Now switch to only using your hands (and keep them with flour) and pull and stretch the dough from underneath, until the dough will be really thin.
Once  stretched as far as it can, brush the entire surface of the dough gently with butter.
Sprinkle the dough with breadcrumbs, then spoon the cool cherry over one end of the strudel.
Trim away the pieces of dough and, using the tablecloth to lift it onto a parchment lined baking tray and pinch the edges to ensure the strudel is sealed.
Brush the top with egg wash and bake about 40 minutes until it is a rich golden brown. Alow the strudel to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serve each slice generously dusted with icing sugar.
The strudel can be stored refrigerated for up 3 days.


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Strudel de cerezas













82 comments:

  1. Germana
    Che splendore Gloria. Bravissima :)

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  2. This looks so pretty and Christmas-y. Don't you just love the tartness of cherries? Yum!

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    1. Yes Suzy!! I love cherry tarts are delicious and beautiful!!!!
      Thanks !!

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  3. It's lovely! Happy Holidays Gloria..

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    1. Thanks Monique, Happy Holidays for you dear !!!

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  4. I wish I lived closer to you because I have to try your baking one day. This looks lovely and delicious. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess I would be happy if you live closer would be fun!!!
      xo

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  5. Gloria, Beautiful strudel! Cherry is my wife's and my favorite... I'll take a slice with a nice hot cup of strong black coffee! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David, Send hugs to you and Laurie !!!
      Take care!

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  6. I could eat this right now, I love anything cherry.

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  7. Looks wonderful. I was at the market today and they had lovely cherries on offer. But I was there for chicken, so I got a bunch of that. Happy Christmas and boogie boogie.

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    1. What nice you have in this time cherries there. We have now but is only a short season! But we love them Ivy!!
      Boogie boogie!!

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    2. Very short when we have them in July, too. But in July, the sales are better. Right now they look amazing but the price is too high for me. Unless, I was making a cherry dessert. But anyway, last summer, I froze two boxes of local cherries. Yum.

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  8. Excellent treat for Christmas..... with the goodness of cherries.... I feel to grab it... :)

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    1. Thanks Remya, I love your tiramisu!! xoxo

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  9. This is a good idea of strudel ! It must be delicious !
    Bises

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  10. Dear Gloria, love cherries and love Strudel (no surprise there) and love this recipe - summer with fresh ones (like you used) and in winter with forzen ones! And what a beautiful red and white platter and picture perfect presentation!

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    1. Thanks so much ANdrea ! Im so glad you like :))
      I really enjoy all your recipes !
      xoxoxo

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  11. Mmmm, those cherries are gorgeous! What a lovely dessert or breakfast!

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  12. che meraviglia, deve essere buonissimo!! buon week end <3

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  13. A fantastic holiday treat, Gloria.

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  14. delizioso questo dolce con le ciliegie Gloria, buon weekend, un abbraccio !

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  15. I would love to have a piece of this for breakfast on Christmas morning. I love how festive the cherries make this strudel, it looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn!!I think the cherries are like always festive and beautiful!!!
      Wew love them!!!
      xoxoxo

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  16. What a wonderful dessert Gloria, cherries are my favorite, fresh or frozen.

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    1. Thanks Cheri!! I love cherries too :)

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  17. Would make a great Christmas snack. One that I'm sure wouldn't lack!

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  18. I just saw cherries in the store a few days ago. I didn't look but I wonder if they were imported from the southern hemisphere ;) What a beautiful strudel, Gloria, and it looks like a Christmas postcard! xo

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    1. Thanks Susan ! You are right maybe that you saw are from southern hemisphere because I heard this year we had a lot of cherries . Love them too!
      xoxoxo

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  19. Love anything with cherries - looks great!

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    1. Thanks dear, I love cherries too !!!!

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  20. You must have so much delicious fresh fruit where you are at the moment! I love love this strudel! The red colour is perfect for Christmas!

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    1. Grazie Alida!!Yes We are in cherry seasons just now!!! And is short, so I love to bake some things with cherries. Baci!!

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  21. This sounds like a delicious dessert at this time of year! xx

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    1. Thanks AMy !!! The cherries are really festive !!
      xoxoxo

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  22. Mi piacciono tantissimo le ciliegie e il tuo strudel mi fa venire voglia di prenderne una fetta :)
    Bravissima Gloria!!!!!
    Un bacio

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    1. Grazie Daniela Adoro le strudel :)
      Un abbraccio!

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  23. Carissima Gloria come mangerei volentieri una fetta di questo delizioso strudel di ciliegie in tua compagnia AL CALDO!!!
    Baci

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  24. A lovely dessert!
    I often think I'd like to spend one Christmas in the southern hemisphere, just to see what it would be like.

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    1. Thanks Beth ! haha Mayve we can change for one Christmas lol
      I would love have a snowing Christmas!!

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  25. Great rfecipe! My German grandmother used to make this when I was very small. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Im glad you like I love german recipes . And my mom always bake many german treats :)
      you are welcome :)

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  26. We are having summer like weather here right now but it's going to change back over to winter in a few days. I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs and love.

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    1. I herad that, Is a crazy weather I think !
      How are you doing dear Elsie??Send you hugs and love xoxoxox

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  27. It looks beautiful, festive, and delicious!

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  28. It looks very seasonal and yummy.

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    1. Thanks Sage, really is yummy! I love cherries!

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  29. Una vera delizia questo strudel con le ciliegie ! Complimenti e a presto !

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  30. golosissimo questo strudel !
    baci
    Alice

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  31. un dessert fantastique il a l'air super bon
    bonne soirée

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  32. The post is so amazing! Thank you for sharing:)

    irenethayer.com

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  33. Hi there love, how you doing today?!
    Love it, thank you for another amazing post.
    Visit me whenever you have time: http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Dominica ! Of course I will visit you!!

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  34. I love strudel but haven't made it in years. My mouth started puckering just looking at these cherries. I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. It looks perfect!

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  35. HI Gloria....
    Looks delicious...as always♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  36. A beautiful dessert for the holidays, Gloria! Love strudel too!

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  37. Lovely dessert, Gloria! I'm so jealous of your fresh cherries!

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  38. Delizioso questo strudel, adoro le ciliegie.
    Merry Christmas Gloria, un abbraccio!

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