Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple Strudel


Making Apple Strudel from scratch can be a laborious task because it's difficult to make the Filo pastry and obviously I don't know how.  However, making the apple strudel with store bought Filo pastry is quite easy to master.  This flaky pastry with a mildly sweet apple and raisin filling can be served in many ways.  You can simply dust it with icing sugar like what I did, or  serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,  whipped cream or custard.  But if you do not have these at hand, you can always fall back on the good old cup of hot coffee or tea. :D  







Recipe for Apple Strudel

Ingredients
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 12 sheets Filo Pastry, about 1 pound.   (4 sheets for 1 roll of Apple Strudel)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter/vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Method
  1. Soak the sliced apples in some salt water to prevent browning,  Drain.
  2. Mix the sugar and cinnamon with the sliced apples,   Set aside.
  3. On a work top, place 1 sheet of Filo pastry, brush  with oil, then repeat this process up to the fourth sheet.  Brush with oil.   (Keep remaining Filo sheets covered with parchment paper and damp cloth to prevent them from drying up).
  4. Spoon apple mixture, leaving 2 inch border along each edge.  Roll up once, tuck in the sides and roll up.  Place the rolls, seams side down onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C, on the lower rack for 25 to 30 mins. 
  6. Cut up and dust with icing sugar before serving.  Alternatively serve with whipped cream, custard or vanilla ice cream.




I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up event and the theme for September is 'Apple'
organised by  Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids and  Doreen  of   My Little Favourite DIY and
hosted by  Kit of  I-lost in Austen


16 comments:

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  1. Well, I will use store bought filo pastry too and there's nothing wrong with that. Your apple strudel looks very inviting!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Store bought filo pastry is so easy to use.

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  2. I love filo pastry and it is definitely easier to get store bought. Love how browned and nice this pastry looks.

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  3. This apple strudel definitely good with some ice cream as the weather is still very hot today.

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    1. Yes, sky is gloomy but rain has yet to come!

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  4. One of my favorite autumn desserts :) Yummy!

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  5. Hi Cheah,

    Nice apple strudel. It looks very convenient to bake with ready-to-use filo pastry and I love this idea.

    Zoe

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    1. Yes, and filo pastry is much cheaper in Aussie land!

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  6. Hi Cheah ,
    Love your delicious looking strudel ! Wish I can have some now . I always use store bought filo pastry or even puff pastry too . Makes life easier . LOL

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    1. Yes, life is so much easier with storebought 'help'!

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  7. I'd say you're a genius for using store bought filo pastry ..lol! This looks divine and doable. I'm motivated to try. Thank you for the step-by-step ;)

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  8. I've never used filo pastry before, but this looks like a great recipe to try it out on!

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  9. i never tried with filo pastry yet..your apple strudel looks wonderful and i know it must be good!

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