I had some apples and puff pastry left over from one of my other recipes and I simply couldn't not make this. I think there may be a law which states you need to make an apple strudel if you have apples and puff pastry.
- about 150g of ready-made puff pastry
- 1 cooking apple, quartered and thinly sliced (although I had less than that left over, probably around half to ¾ of an apple, and it worked just as well)
- 3 tbsp of raisins
- 1 tbsp of plain flour
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp of sugar (any type of sugar will do, but I used 1tbsp of white sugar and 1tbsp of brown)
- Icing sugar (for dusting)
- Egg-wash (1 egg plus a small splash of milk, beaten with a fork)
- Mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour together. Add the apples and raisins until they are evenly coated.
- Roll out the pastry until you get a large, thin square. Spread out the apples and raisins evenly all over the pastry, leaving only about an inch or so of a rim around the edges.
- Start rolling up the pastry from one edge until you've rolled the whole thing up and reached the opposite edge. Use a bit of egg-wash to glue that edge up.
- Using some more egg-wash, pinch and seal up the sides of the roulade.
- Place the apple strudel on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and spread a bit egg-wash all over its surface.
- Place in an oven pre-heated to 200 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Once it’s golden brown, take it out of the oven and dust with icing sugar.
Serve hot with a bit of custard, cream or ice-cream if you have any, or just on its own. Enjoy! :)