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Mennonite Apple Strudel

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. Sift the flour and salt together.
  2. Cut in the shortening and add the eggs and water.
  3. Knead well, then throw or beat the dough against a board until it blisters.
  4. Stand the dough in a warm place under a cloth for 20 minutes.
  5. Cover the kitchen table with a small white cloth and flour it. Put the dough on it and pull it out with your hands very carefully to the thickness of tissue paper.
  6. Spread with a mixture of the fruits, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and lemon rind. Fold in the outer edges of the dough and roll like a jellyroll - about 4 inches wide.
  7. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake about 20 minutes longer.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Cut into slices about 2 inches wide. It should be flaky and moist.



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