Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I work in a bakery. Yes, a flour-filled bakery. I handle strudels, and turnovers, and doughnuts every day. Sometimes, it's sheer torture.
Yesterday, I decided to try my hand at a GF strudel. Our local Health Food store had a 2 for 1 deal on Chebe Mix. For those of you not familiar with Chebe Mix, the main ingredient is Manioc(tapioca) flour. A word of advice- be careful with the mix when you open it. The mix is so light, it creates a flour cloud when you pour it into the bowl!
I decided to use the Chebe mix made for cinnamon rolls with this experiment. I began following the manufacturers directions and mixed the dough in my Kitchen Aid mixer. Meanwhile I sauteed 2 Granny Smith Apples in 2 Tbsp butter. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, and some white and brown sugar. I sauteed until the apples were tender. I finished the apple mixture off with a splash of vanilla and lemon juice.

Now that my filling was done, I was ready to roll out the Chebe dough.

Chebe dough is very rubbery, and has a tendency to shrink. I got it into a manageable rectangle, and added the filling in the center.
Fold over both sides to cover filling, and brush the top with egg wash.

I finished it off with some granulated sugar over the top. I baked it approximately 30 minutes in a 375 oven.

My taste-testers said it reminded them of some strudels they had tasted in Europe. I will take that compliment and run with it!

1 comment:

  1. Just made this exactly as written, it is delicious will be having another slice later with some ice cream! Will be making it again very soon. Thank you!