As we are from Austria we wanted to show you a traditional meal from our home country. It is called “Apfelstrudel” (Apple strudel). We usually eat it as a dessert.
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- 250 g flour
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of oil (e.g. olive oil)
- 125 ml water (lukewarm)
- 10 Apples (peeled, cored and coarsely shredded)
- 100 g chopped walnuts (or almonds)
- 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 dash rum
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- a squeeze of lemon
Preheat your oven to 180° centigrade.
Mix all the ingredients together. Knead the dough on a work surface. Once the dough is kneaded enough cover it with oil and put it between 2 soup bowls. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
Next, cover a table with a very large clean cloth (put some flour on it). Roll out the dough into a roughly 24×30 cm rectangle.
Now reach under the dough (in the middle) and gently pull out towards the end. You have finished when you can read the newspaper trough it.
For the filling mix your apples with lemon juice, chopped walnuts (or almonds), breadcrumbs and cinnamon. You can also add a little bit of sugar. Put a dash of rum in it and mix it once again.
Finally lay your filling on the dough. Pile it in a narrow row. Once you have done that lift up the end of your dough carefully by using the fabric (the apples should be covered with it). Continue to roll your strudel by lifting the cloth. At the end tuck in the sides.
Now put the strudel onto the pan (we recommend to put baking paper on the pan). It is okay if it doesn’t fit – just curve it a little bit.
Brush the strudel with butter and bake it for approx. 20-40 minutes.
It is usually served with vanilla sauce or whipped cream (or both).