Mango Apricot and Walnut Strudel



FLICKRing thoughts...

Days, months and years may have gone by but everytime I look at myself in the mirror there seems to be something that has never changed in me. Of course, I will always be a little girl inside of me who enjoys watching herself in the mirror but I'm always perplex on how people really sees me. For when I go out on the street, there will always be somebody who will approach me and ask me for something or would just simply strike a friendly conversation. And again I emphasize the word "always". People on all walks of life, of all ages and of different nationalities have one way or the other crossed my path and touched my life. A blind old woman lost at the station, or a bunch of tourist who needed assistance, some motorists who want directions or some young kid who lacks a cent to buy herself a sandwich. Without counting the jerks in the list I encounter from time to time. Sometimes, I even imagine myself bumping into a famous personality incognito in need and I'll be there to the rescue.

I look again at my impression on the mirror and asked myself what do I reflect? Is it an angelic gentle good samaritan spirit with caring hands or a gullible naive gal who is a sucker to these tricks?

Well whatever it is, I suppose life is just simply nice to me.


Here's my entry to this week's Weekend Herb Blogging , a blogging event created by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen. I'm sending this off to Haalo of Cook Almost Anything our lovely host and the new the caretaker of this delicious event.



Mango Apricot Walnut Mini Strudel

Strudel dough
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup for kneading
1 cup very warm water
4 tablespoons oil
Pinch salt
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Procedure:
Combine 2 cups flour, water, oil and salt. Mix well and let stand 10 minutes. Knead in remaining 1/4 cup flour until smooth and elastic. Place in oiled bowl, cover and let rest 1/2 hour.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cover table with cloth and sprinkle lightly with flour. Turn dough out onto tablecloth. Work your way around the table, stretching dough as thinly as possible. Remove the thick edges. Roll your dough and make small individual rectangular shape. I made mini strudels so it depends on your choice for the size.

Apricot Filling:
Ingredients:
home-made apricot jam (recipe here)
mango jam
one cup of chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
some butter for brushing
some brown sugar

Brush your dough with butter and powder with brown sugar. Place your apricot jam filling, chopped walnuts
at the edge of strudel dough. Then roll them gently from the side with the filling. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden. Bake them standing and top them with some chopped walnuts .Dust with confectioner's sugar when cool.

23 comments:

Anh said...

Why do I think of MJ's "Man in the mirror" reading your post? For me, I really appreciate that you take the time to reflect on yourself and share it honestly here...

I love the strudel you make. I am such a fan of apricots :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a delicious combination! That strudel must taste wondeful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....mango and apricot....awesome...

Manggy said...

Oh, don't you worry about life's little tricks- just be yourself and you will have nothing to regret, ever. :) Loving the strudel! :)

Juliana said...

Wow, your strudel look so yummie...apricot and mango, such a nice combination of fruits.
By the way, thank you so much for visiting my site :-)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a flavourfull combo! Lovely texture too!

Snooky doodle said...

I m sure if you walked in the street with this strudel in hand you ll would surely be stopped by many :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Good looking strudel. I am too lazy to deal with any bread these days. :P

Gloria said...

I love mangoes Dhanggit!!! lovely recipe, dear, huggs!! Gloria

maybelles mom said...

it is funny to try to picture how you are perceived. lovely dessert.

Adam said...

I'm glad you're feeling a lot better Dhanggit, you seem to have all your awesome insightful energy back :)

Beautiful job on the apricot mango pastry. I'm a real suck for marmalade type dishes, and this calls out brunch time for me :)

Leslie said...

God..everytime I look in the mirror, I see a wrinkle that wasnt there yesterday! LOL
I am sure you are the kind soul that would help anyone. Just make sure that needy person isnt a pick pocket!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

For my friend in Taipei (a surgeon), she's always asked by random people in the hospital where things/places are wihtin the hospital.

For me, I always get mistaken for staff at whatever venue... perhaps it's the utilitarian clothing and the non-dawdling, non-frivolous, I-have-a-sense-of-purpose attitude. ;D

(Although, I got mistaken as working at a bookstore in Taipei too, of all places! And there I thought this only happens when I'm at Costco. Hehe.)

Makis said...

That's how friendly & approachable you are :) Although my boulanger in our old barrio told me that asians always have a smiley face. And for that, I sometimes I get a free croissant. Happy weekend!

ps. are you done with your drama? LOL!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Perhaps everybody sees a FRIEND when they see you..

another yummy pastry from you!

oggi said...

Lovely strudel and I love the idea of mini anything, they're easier to store and eat.

pigpigscorner said...

You are a people magnet =) The strudel looks amazing! and yummy flavours.

Helene said...

This is such a beautiful strudel. Love the combination of flavors.

My Taste Heaven said...

Your strudel looks so yummy! Want to have a try so much!

Zita said...

waht a lovely strudel, and good to know that you still look "deep" in the mirror sometimes ;)

Palidor said...

Love you blog. Great pictures and great recipes!

♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

Oh blog sister,dear Dhanggit, I am almost like this. I attract people similarly, & sometimes the hub is pretty embarassed; so are the kids. I love the way U reflect on yourslef. YOU ARE WONDERFUL...& I ♥ these strudels. there's something about this pastry which is so warming! Beautiful combination!

noobcook said...

You make the most delicious looking desserts! I think it's because you look approachable and kind; I know I will also look for someone who look nice if I wanna ask for directions! ;P