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Book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Snack: Apple Strudel.
I'm not a huge fan of strudel. However, while reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, I wanted to be in the that little cafe where Karou and Zuzana frequented and I craved apple strudel and tea.
Okay, so I should have read this recipe carefully. It said "1/4 brown sugar." 1/4 cup? 1/4 tsp? I mean, I'm fairly intelligent so I knew it was 1/4 Cup, but still. Also, if you'll notice the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon cinnamon and then 1/2 teaspoon cinammon. Huh? I used the 1 teaspoon in the apple mixture and then the 1/2 teaspoon in the topping.
6 layers philo dough
1/4 brown suger
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stack layers of dough, brushing each layer with butter before topping with next layer. Brushe top layer with butter. In a bowl combine, apples raisings, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon filling down the left long side of phyllo rectangle. Fold top edge down and bottom edge up by about 2" to cover filling. Roll dough up along side to enclose filling. Brush log with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and puffed.
It may not have been the best presentation, but it still tasted great!