What's for breakfast?

*2006 post*

I'm not much of a breakfast eater myself. For most of my life, I've had one of two things for breakfast: a piece of toast, or absolutely nothing at all. I don't like cold cereal (with few exceptions), scrambled eggs, pancakes, or even donuts.

But. A bagel with cream cheese? That's a whole different story. I think that's all about the cream cheese, though. I just don't think one can go wrong with cream cheese, in anything. You name it, if it has cream cheese in it or on it, my ears perk up.

Which is why you must try this recipe for Berry Strudel I'm about to share with you:

Berry Strudel

3 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
*2 cups biscuit mix
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup jam (my favorite is raspberry)

Cut the cream cheese and butter into biscuit mix. Add milk.
Mix until dough-like (I use a fork, then my hands).
Roll out into a 12x8 (or so) rectangle onto wax paper (I actually roll out directly onto my Silpat, as shown below).
Flip over onto greased cookie sheet.
Put jam in the center.
Make 2.5 inch cuts on the sides and fold over.
Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

*I think you can buy biscuit mix but here's how you make it:

10 cups flour
1/3 c. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups shortening

Cut shortening into flour mixture.
You can store extra mix in your cupboard in a tupperware container or ziplock bag.

Try it. With the homemade biscuit mix. It only takes a couple of minutes. If you don't have 10 cups of flour you can halve the recipe.

I made this the other morning and took some pictures.

Here is the dough rolled out. (Don't worry about the 12x8 thing. I never measure. Just make a rectangle; that's the key.)

And here, with the jam in the center and the slits cut on the sides.

Fold the sections into the center and pinch.

Fresh out of the oven and ready to eat! Did I already mention there's cream cheese in the dough?!

1 comment:

  1. Sep. 7, 2006 - Yum!
    Posted by dawilli
    Wow! that looks great, I've never made homemade strudel, I'm going to have to print that out and try it! I hear ya with the cream cheese, I only wish it wouldn't give me migraines! arg! I'm okay with a bit here and there, as long as I don't try to eat it a couple days in a row or worse, twice in one day... it's so yummy though...
    have a good one,


    Sep. 7, 2006 - YUM!
    Posted by Anonymous
    Oh My! YUM! I am STARVING right now and could do some serious damage to that strudel. You must be a fantastic baker/cook because every recipe that I have tried of yours Andy and I (and even Luke!!) love! Keep those recipes coming girl! :) Blessings, Amy Crawford


    Sep. 7, 2006 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by dinghome
    Looks scrumptious! I just printed the recipe out and I'm going to try to make it tomorrow morning. Can't wait!



    Sep. 7, 2006 - Looks delicious!
    Posted by AussieinAmerica
    I am going to have to try that one. It looks lovely!


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