If you read myย Autumn Baking โ€“ Golden Syrup and Walnut Cakeย post, you’ll know that I’m by no means a baker – but I’d like to be.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Bake Off is giving me all the inspiration. Today I decided to try my hand at another simple bake – an Autumn-inspired apple strudel.

When it’s cold outside there is nothing nicer than a piping hot apple strudel filled with soft, cinnamon coated apples and studded with juicy raisins. I have always enjoyed this bake but have never attempted to make one myself before. I had a look around online for a few different recipes and decided to pick and choose the bits I liked best from each. So here it is, my Autumn-inspired apple strudel recipe.

For this bake you will need:

Ingredients:

Pre-made puff pastry. You can make your own but as I said, this is a simple recipe!

Six small/medium gala apples

Two teaspoons cinnamon

Two teaspoons nutmeg

One teaspoon vanilla essence

Icing sugar (this is optional!)

Mixed dried fruits/raisins

150g caster sugar

Milk/Egg

Utensils:

A big bowl and spoon to mix ingredients together

Grease proof baking parchment

Flour

Scissors to cut strips in to the pastry

 

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Step one

Peel and de-core your apples. Chop them up in to small cubes.

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Step two

In a bowl, mix together your apples, the cinnamon, nutmeg, dried fruit, caster sugar and vanilla essence.

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Step three

Lay your baking parchment on top of a baking tray. Dust with flour. Roll your pre-made puff pastry out on to this sheet.

Step four

Cut diagonal strips in to the sides of the pastry. Fill the pastry (in the middle) with your filling.

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Step five

Fold the strips of pastry diagonally across the filling to make a lattice design. For some reason I completely messed this up today, but if you’re a proficient baker this should not be difficult!

Step six

Brush with milk or egg and place in a pre-heated oven (gas mark six) for 20-30 minutes.

Step seven (optional)

Mix icing sugar with milk and vanilla essence – decorate as you please!

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Verdict

This strudel is super-easy to bake and the flavours are delicious. One thing to note was that I left mine to bake for 20 minutes and this meant that the apple was not as soft as I would have liked. Ideally I think I should have baked for 30 minutes – but baking time is really dependent on your oven! 25 minutes could be a good compromise. This strudel would be wonderful on cold winter nights when you get in from work – and as it is so quick and easy to make it’s the perfect no-fuss option when you’re working within a time limit.

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8 comments on “Baking: A Simple Autumn Apple Strudel”

  1. This looks absolutely yummy and I wish I could reach through the screen of my phone and cut a slice off to eat! It is inspiring me to start baking again, because there is nothing more cosy on cold autumn nights as that delicious aroma of home cooking.

  2. It amount I want to eat this is epic ๐Ÿ˜ Looks amazing! Iโ€™m not a fan of raisins so would probably leave them out for to being fussy but I actually kinda wanna try this myself even though Iโ€™d not to half as well a job as you have here

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