Step 1: You will need
- 4 phylo pastry sheets
- 80 g bread crumbs
- 70 g sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 100 g butter melted
- 110 g sugar
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 35 g butter
- 50 g raisins
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
- 7 g corn flour
- 5 granny smith apples peeled and sliced into wedges
- powder sugar for presentation
- some wax paper
- 2 bowls
- 1 brush
- 1 frying pan
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 tray
- 1 spoon
- 1 baking tray
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Start your apple strudel by setting the oven at 200°C.
Step 3: Make the apple filling
Place a pan on a medium heat. When hot, add the butter, let it melt and then add the apples. The apples will need to be cooked through, which will take about 7-10 minutes in total. Stir them occasionally. After a few minutes, add the sugar and mix again.
Let it cook for about a minute more and then add the raisins, almonds, and cinnamon and mix.
Step 4: Add the ingredients to the filling
Now combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, and corn flour in a little bowl and add them to the apple filling. Stir it in thoroughly and let it thicken. Then, remove the filling from the heat and place it on a metal tray to cool.
Step 5: Mix the breadcrumbs, cinnamon and sugar
Into a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, the sugar, and the cinnamon. Mix well and set aside. We are now ready to begin the pastry.
Step 6: Make the phylo pastry
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When working with phylo pastry, be sure to keep it underneath a damp towel. Otherwise, the pastry will dry out and become unmanageable!
Place a sheet of phylo on your work space and brush it generously with the melted butter. Now take the cinnamon mixture and sprinkle some of it over the entire surface.
Next lay another layer of phylo on top of the first sheet, brush it with some butter and then turn it over. Butter the second side and sprinkle it with the cinnamon mixture. Repeat this action with a third sheet.
For the fourth sheet of pastry, butter both sides of the pastry but do not add the cinnamon mixture. Now flip all 4 sheets of phylo so that the first sheet is on top.
Step 8: Fill the phylo and roll it into a log
We are now ready fill the phylo. Make a line with the mixture along the long edge of the pastry. Now carefully roll it into a log.
Step 9: Bake
Place a piece of waxed paper on a baking tray and place the strudel on top of the paper. Press each end a little and place it in the oven. Let it cook for about 20 minutes.
Step 10: Remove from the oven and serve
Then you can take your apple strudel out of the oven. Place it on a cutting board and sprinkle it with a bit of powdered sugar. Cut it into slices and enjoy. Apple strudel is best served hot, with a little vanilla ice cream.