Monday, October 22, 2012

31 days of Homeschool encouragement - Kids in the Kitchen - Link up #37 - Apple Strudel

As part of the blogging series hosted by The Nester - I'm blogging through October to encourage homeschool families. We spend time in the kitchen each and every week preparing meals and learning together as a family. We had a full house this week - and it sure was fun! 
Who says homeschoolers don't socialize? 

Carrie @Young Living Oil Lady and I join forces each week to bring you this recipe link up 

Are you cooking with the kids lately? We use it to jazz up our family homeschool 
Not only are the boys learning how to cook - but they are learning about nutrition - meal planning 
shopping on a budget to feed the family - and much more! 

This week in our kitchen: 

There's been a whole lotta cookin' goin on! We had some homeschool friends over for a cooking class. 
We've been studying Germany in our homeschool - so we made Apple Strudel, Chocolate Pretzels, and Stroganoff. Yes. Stroganoff. As soon as my husband walked in the door - he reminded me that it is a Russian dish - and not from Germany. So, we pretended it was from Germany instead. 

Apple Strudel: 

6 sheets phyllo dough                                           1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted buter                                            1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup breadcrumbs                                           1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 apples - cored and sliced                                  1/2 tsp ginger 
if desired  1/2 cup raisins                                     1 egg + 1 tsp water, beaten
if desired  1/4 cup slivered almonds                      powdered sugar

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a damp kitchen towel on counter. Cover with one sheet of phyllo dough. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Repeat. Repeat again. (we added extra) 

2. leaving a half-inch margin around the edges of the dough, cover with half the apples, raisins, and almonds. Mix sugar with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Generously sprinkle over dough. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Very gently roll, and seal ends shut. Brush with melted butter and beaten egg. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Transfer to a greased baking sheet, using the towel to aid you if needed.

3. Repeat for 2nd strudel. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes then sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Link up: 
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