Monday, July 1, 2013

German Apple Strudel

I'm part of a "Craft Club" that meets each month to learn a crafty new skill.  I've learnt the basics of so many new things, like crochet, embroidery, making bath salts, painting and lots more!  It was my turn to host on the weekend, so of course, we had a cooking session!  My friend was headed to a German-themed dinner party that night, so we decided to do some German-themed treats for her to take along.

Apple Strudel was a must and I found this recipe at a great website called Quick German Recipes.  It was easy and delicious and a big hit!  I'd definitely make this again!

1kg apples
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
grated rind of 1 lemon
375g packet filo pastry, thawed
1/2 cup extra unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Slice the apples thinly and put into a bowl. Add breadcrumbs, 4 tbsp melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and grated lemon rind and stir together.
On a damp towel, lay two sheets of phyllo dough, and brush with melted butter. Place another 1 to 2 sheets on top and brush with butter. Continue until you have about 6 layers.

Put the apple mixture down the center of the pastry, leaving a 1-inch border around the outside. Fold in the short sides and then roll up.

Put strudel on a baking tray (lined with baking paper) with the seam side down. Brush with remaining melted butter. Cut slashes across diagonally across top

Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

Aprons & Recipes ready to go!
All of the lovely craft club ladies!


whatsfordinner-mum said...

Love the sound of the craft club Ness. Can I join when I get home?? My mum is really into card making, and she comes up with some fancy stuff to add to cards. Her latest is a little crochet flower. So cute. Not that I'm any good at cards but there is so much inspiration out there (pinterest) that it is difficult not to try your hand at so many things these days.
the strudel looks good too!

Vanessa Gibson said...

Of course Mo, you would love Craft Club! So many cute & creative ideas out there :-)