12. Austria – Apfel Strudel (Apple Strudel)


June 17 is rather randomly National Apple Strudel Day. The oldest known Apfelstrudel recipe comes from Austria and was hand written in 1696! I tried a few Apfelstrudels in Austria, and they were almost always served with lashings of whipped cream 🙂

This recipe is a quick and easy one for this delicious dessert.
Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
Serves 6

2 Tbsp caster sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
4 Tbsp raisins
1 sheet of ready rolled flaky pastry, thawed
1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water

1. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon in a bowl. Add apples and raisins and stir until apples are coated.
2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and unroll pastry onto it. Add the apple mixture in a strip up the middle of the pastry, then bring together edges to form a log shape. Tuck the ends in underneath and turn over. Brush the pastry with the egg, and cut 2cm slits at equal intervals.


Bake at 190 degrees celcius for approx 35 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and dust with icing sugar.20120617-215934.jpg


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