Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My First Cooking Post . . .

Today was my Uncles Birthday (happy birthday uncle chris xx! :) Well anyway we where going to make a birthday cake for him but in the end we decided on strudel instead. 
It is an apple strudel and it's really easy to make, all you need is . . .
1. filo or puff pastry    
2. two apples
3. raisins
4. chocolate
5. cinnamon
6. two crunchy biscuits
7. sugar (no particular type)
8. a baking tray
9. butter
10. a tea towel or bit of cloth bigger than your sheets of pastry put together . . .

1.  Role your pastry out on a board until its very thin and in the rough shape of a rectangle, then place it on   your tea towel ( if you have sheets of pastry lay them out onto the tea towel in a rectangle.)

2. melt a little bit of butter in a pan then spread it on your pastry (sorry I can't be more specific.)

3. sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the pastry.

4. grate the apple in a bowl and smash up the biscuits mix it in a bowl with the raisins using your hands then sprinkle over the pastry. 

5. break the chocolate up into squares the line it up on one of the short sides of the rectangle.

6. role up the pastry starting from the end with the chocolate. An easy way to role is to pull the tea towel up slowly so the pastry rolls up.

7.  to bake put on the baking tray on the middle shelf and on a fan oven turn to 180 c for 30 to 40 minuets ( I can't tell you it in fahrenheit but I'm sure you can google it!)  

Serve how you want . . .
The good thing about this recipe is that you can change what you want in the filling and make your own version of it. For a christmassy one just add about 400 g's of old christmas cake or pudding xxx 


  1. that sounds really good! =)


  2. Thank you, i'm going to watch the trailer now! (:

  3. hmmm this made me hungry... ^-^ and i love anything with chocolate and cinnamon!

    thanks for the sweet comment, my dear ♥

    enjoy your weekend!

  4. how nice! it looks just delicious!

  5. YUM! This sounds so good :) And it sounds easy to make too!

  6. mmmmmm! i will deffo have to try that out!

  7. Hihi
    well as you know I'm from the netherlands so translate into englisch isn't that bad
    anyway thanks for saying

  8. Thanks for your comment!
    Oeh, it looks lovely <3

  9. Thanks for your comment, are you going to change allot about your hair? Or just the split ends (i think you call it like that) xxxx

  10. Hahah, it will probably look good on you. I like that you're trying something new! Everyone always has just long straight hair. But that can be lovely too though. xxx