Moving to a new city with new people, a new workplace, new apartment and let's face it, a completely new atmosphere, really makes you appreciate everything you once had.
Not that I was a crazy, wild party animal in Bremerhaven, but having the possibility to call up a friend to go out on a Saturday night is completely different than not having the possibility at all.
Have you ever started getting ready for a night out and thought, "Man, I really don't feel like going out tonight..." I have. Guilty!
Now, I just want the opportunity to think that!
Does that make me crazy?
No, it just makes me look back and think that I had it good. I still have it good, here, it's about appreciating the differences and moving on... moving forward.
I've given in to Fall. It's gotten a bit chilly outside and the leaves are starting to change.
I admit it. It's Fall. But that just means more fun baking with ingredients like... Apples!
Apple Strudel Bon-Bons
This begins with a strudel dough
Then moves on to pealing apples and mixing together the filling.
The dough is rolled out, brushed with butter (lots of it!), topped with the filling and rolled into cute, little bon-bons.
After being brushed with an egg wash, the bon-bons are placed in the oven to brown up nice and golden!
Apple Strudel Bon-Bons
Makes about 6
25g Eggs + 1 egg for the egg wash
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
225g Apples, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
For the dough...
Mix all ingredients together, except for the extra egg and butter, in a large bowl until combined. Dump the dough onto the floured work surface and knead with your hands for 6 more minutes. Brush the dough with oil and let rest for 30 minutes
Meanwhile, prepare your filling...
Peel and chop the apples. Combine with the rest of the ingredients.
Split the dough in half. Roll out one half on a floured work surface into a rectangle about the size of a sheet of paper. The dough should be rolled out extremely thin! The thinner the flakier and tastier the final product. Brush with melted butter and cut into 3 sections. Place a heaping spoonful onto each section and roll into a bon-bon form. Place on a baking sheet and brush with an egg wash.
Repeat with the other 2 section as well as the second half of the dough.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes.
Serve warm with a caramel sauce.