12. Austria – Apfel Strudel (Apple Strudel)

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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.

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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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