Original recipe yields 8 servings
I gave it 4 stars even though mine didn't come out that great. It tasted good but, I melted my chocolate too much so it melted the dough a little. only melt chocolate slightly and mix till it's gooey. roll it out on the the tray you'll use in the oven b/c transferring it while rolled is a bit tricky. :)
I would give this six stars if I could! It was simple to make, impressive to serve, and scrumptious to eat. Ingredients easy to find, directions easy to follow. I even made it at my house and drove it across town and put it in the oven there. Everyone loved it, including some very good cooks. It made 6 big servings, could easily make 8, or even 10 if following a heavy meal. I used a serrated knife in a sawing motion to cut the strudel, and it stayed intact instead of squashing. The only thing I did differently was to add a little sugar, because the "bittersweet" 60% chocolate I bought was more bitter than sweet. So I sprinkled on about 3 Tbsp powdered sugar after I spread the chocolate on the pastry dough, just before the nuts. Then it was just right for eaters aged 14 to 70 on New Year's Day.
Easy and a great hit at quilt away weekend 2008