Hello food lovers. It’s been a while. and in a while I mean 6 long month without a single recipe on my blog. but hey, lets not talk about how I was too busy being pregnant and eating my body weight in amazing food instead of blogging about it ok? let’s just talk about how it’s winter and there’s nothing more comforting for these aching cold bones than a slice of puffed pastry filled with warm sweet and sticky apple-cinnamon filling and sprinkled with magical sugar. oh yes. I’m totally talking strudel here. and it makes my belly sing (yodel) with excitement.
I’ll be honest with you, this recipe requires a bit more effort than my usual recipes because we’re dealing with pastry here and hey, pastry is a serious business, but also well worth the trouble! i’d normally make the puff pastry myself because dough making is hella fun (what is my life again?) but as I’m a few weeks away from giving birth I have become a psychotic impatient bitch and I can’t be bothered sitting through 2 hours of dough proving. I WANT MY STRUDEL AND I WANT IT NOW. so yeah, go to your local and buy a ready-to-roll pastry sheets because we’re all a little psychotic impatient bitch sometimes, right? damn right.
What you’ll need:
- 1 package of puff pastry, thawed in room temperature
- 3-4 apples (I used a mixed variety cuz I’m living on the edge yo’)
- ½tsp cinnamon
- 2Tb white sugar
- 2Tb flour
- ½C chopped or ground nuts, walnut or almond
- 3Tb light brown sugar
- 2Tb white sugar
- 2Tb bread crumbs
- 1 egg with 1tsp water beaten for brushing
Preheat oven to 180ºC.
Peel, core, and chop apples into ½” cubes.
Place them in a bowl and add cinnamon, white sugar, and flour. Set aside for 20 minutes so they can release the juices.
In another bowl combine nuts, sugars, and bread crumbs. Set aside.
Roll out one sheet of pastry into about 10″x12″.
Sprinkle ½ of nut mixture on the pastry covering halfway and place ½ of apples on top.
Lift up the front side of pastry, cover the apple and start rolling alllll the way. Finish the other sheet in the same method. Pinch the ends of each logs and tuck under. Transfer them on to baking sheet with parchment paper on it, seam side down.
Brush the top with egg wash. Make a few slits on top for the steam to escape. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of sugar because sugar makes everything better!
Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust gets nicely golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream and/or whipped cream. Enjoy! :)