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Apple and Strawberry Strudel

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

I have a large family. Loads of cousins and relatives, which always meant that we would always have dinners at our house. And for these dinner parties my dad would be the designated cook. Because he loves to cook! He would make this amazing apple strudel, served with custard or vanilla ice cream. You could also choose both! The smell of the sweet cinnamon apples would fill our kitchen and my mouth still waters at the thought of it.

Now that I'm cooking for my own family, I have the same passion for cooking. I want to show my love through the food I make. I want my children to enjoy the food that I once enjoyed. My kids don't get to see their grandparents as often as I would like, but I hope through the food that I make for them and I stories I tell them, they won't feel like they have missed out on much.

Frequently asked questions:

1. Do you make your own puff pastry?

I have a recipe on my blog for my own rough puff pastry. However, you can use store bought puff pastry which I absolutely love using when I don't have much time.

2. Can I substitute the fruit? What can I use instead?

Absolutely! You can use just apples. Or even mixed berries, pitted fruits or even caramelised bananas.

3. I've seen some recipes that call for filo pastry. Is that better?

I prefer to use puff pastry as it compliments the fruit nicely. But you can use either. The filo pastry is better when using drier ingredients, as compared to the juiciness of the berries.

4. Is the glaze necessary?

For those who aren't looking for the extra sugar in their diets, the glaze isn't necessary, but it is super delicious and balances the tartness of the fruit and spice from the cinnamon and nutmeg. But you can totally leave it out of you want to.

5. Can we use canned fruit topping if we don't have fresh fruit?

Yes of course! Go for it! Whatever makes your life easier. If you don't have fresh fruit but have tinned fruit topping then use that instead.

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