Festive recipe for your Gaggenau oven

“Delicious and very festive …. Try our delicious recipe for a perfectly baked Apple Strudel in your Gaggenau oven”

Gaggenau Appliance: Oven
Settings: 190°C top + bottom heat
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Preparation time: 30 minutes plus resting time

Ingredients for 12 portions:

Dough:
300g plain flour
1 egg
Pinch Salt
100 ml water
3 tbsp oil plus extra for coating (Alternatively ready made filo pastry)

Filling:
125g unsalted butter
75g fresh breadcrumbs
50g walnuts, chopped
60g caster sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
700g cooking or very tart dessert apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
125 raisins
75ml sour cream
Icing for dusting

Preparation:

  1. For the dough mix flour, egg, salt, water and oil in food processor about 10 minutes.
  2. Knead the dough by hand for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Coat in oil and leave to rest for 30 min under a hot metal bowl rinsed with hot water.
  4. For the filling, melt half the butter in a frying pan, slowly fry the breadcrumbs and walnuts until golden brown and set aside to cool.
  5. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  6. Thoroughly flour one side of a large clean tea towel, place the pastry on top and with your fingers gently stretch the dough to a large rectangle about 50cm x 40cm, cover with another tea towel and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven on top and bottom heat cooking function at 190 degree Celsius.
  8. Combine apples with breadcrumb mixture, cinnamon and raisins.
  9. Melt the remaining butter and brush dough liberally with it reserving a little to brush the finished surface, sprinkle the apple mixture all over the dough and trim away the thick edges with a knife.
  10. Using a tea towel lightly roll up the strudel from the shorter side pushing away and down from you.
  11. Tip the strudel onto a baking sheet seam side down.
  12. Mix the remaining butter with the sour cream and use to brush the pastry surface with it.
  13. Place in the preheated oven on the second shelf position from the bottom and bake for 40 minutes or until pastry is golden brown in colour.
  14. Serve hot or warm dusted with icing sugar.

Tip: Layers of ready made filo pastry can be used as an alternative to making your own pastry.”