Every male cast his eyes upon it and said "Oooo," followed by "it's like a giant Toaster Strudel!"
It does have that look, but a pretty refined toaster strudel. We like peaches here and they are gorgeous right now; clearly any fruit pie filling would work nicely. You could also make more filling for more of a domed, pie-like shape. In the recipe, I've noted that you can use 6-9 cups of fruit: 6 for a flatter slab like mine, 9 if you want it more stuffed. I like my filling so I'll increase it next time around.
The dough recipe that has become my standard for pastry. It's easy to put together, just don't ignore the 'very cold' instruction for the ingredients. I haven't been able to screw it up so far, which is miraculous. It's buttery and tender yet crunchy.
And you have to love that secret ingredient- vodka. When Ray opened the fridge and saw the bottle chilling, he gave me the most priceless look. As in "what the hay are you planning to do with that??" If you know me, you know I don't drink the stuff; this bottle is just for pastry-making (and the occasional party). Try it once, you may never go back.
1 Tbs water + 1 Tbs lemon juice