In honor of all of the Oktoberfests and Apple Harvest Festivals that are going on this time of year, I recently made the apple strudel recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. This cookbook is one of my standby cookbooks for desserts. I’ve enjoyed many of Colleen’s recipes, but this was my first time trying to make strudel. I think I went a little overboard with the Earth Balance (using 3 times the amount called for) and have learned my lesson for next time. I also omitted the raisins because I’m not a fan of raisins in baked goods. It was flaky, sweet, and quite delicious. Adding almonds is an optional ingredient and I would definitely recommend it (at least on the inside) as it gave it a nice extra crunch.
I am participating for my very first time in Vegan MoFo! This is the 5th year of the annual tradition that was started by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan chef, cookbook author extraordinaire, and madame of The Post Punk Kitchen (affectionately know as “The PPK”)! Last year, 800 bloggers around the world participated. This year the blogging begins on October 1st and goes for the entire month.
Vegan food bloggers post to their hearts content about their culinary creations or those of others. You can sign up to participate here. Visit the new VeganMoFo headquarters for updates and roundups during October. Or grab a VeganMoFo banner for your blog.
I plan to include hearty comfort food, recipes, restaurant reviews, Halloween-themed posts, and anything else I can think of to make my readers drool with antici-pation.