Posts Tagged ‘pastry’

Mid-morning Snack

November 21, 2009

My Honey has been working his arse off re-vamping the shop.  He is making it more user friendly and we are getting ready to host a Christmas party.  I have been trying to fix a snack for him along with a fresh cup of coffee.  Today it was:


1 puff pastry sheet
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

fresh lemon zest from 1 lemon
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat the oven to 375°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Stir the sugar, flour and spices in a medium bowl. Add the apples and nuts and toss to coat.

Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 16 x 12-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, spoon the apple mixture onto the bottom half of the pastry sheet to within 1 inch of the edge.  Roll up like a jelly roll.  Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet.  Tuck the ends under to seal.  Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Cut several slits in the top of the pastry.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the strudel is golden brown.

May not be the prettiest picture ever, but sure did taste good.