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Apple Strudel Dough

Ingredients

  • cups wheat flour Polish type 500 or 450
  • 1 tbs powdered sugar
  • 3 + 16 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seed oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp spring water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Using a medium bowl, sieve the flour and then add the sugar and the salt. Mix it together with a spoon.

    sieved flour
  2. Add the egg, 3 tablespoon of chopped butter, sunflower seed oil, water, and lemon juice and combine it into the dough with your hands.

    butter flour and eggs
  3. Knead the dough until it feels smooth and elastic and becomes uniform.

    kneading the dough
  4. Wrap the dough with foil and allow it to rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

    strudel dough
  5. In the meantime prepare the apple filling (see instructions below) and melt 16 tablespoons (220 grams or 8 oz) of butter for coating the rolled out dough.

  6. After the dough has rested for at least 30 minutes, find a large clean surface area to roll out the dough. You can use the dining room table if you need extra room.

    rolling the dough
  7. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit or 190° Celsius.

  8. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a very large circle, until it becomes almost translucent.

    stretched dough
  9. Using a glazing brush, delicately coat the surface of the dough with the melted butter.

    butter glazed dough
  10. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

  11. Using a spoon, scoop the apples in a row along the edge of the rolled out dough.

    placing apple filing
  12. Gently wrap the edges of the dough and start rolling, keeping the row of the apple filling intact.

    wrap the dough edges
  13. Place the rolled apple strudel onto a perchment paper lined baking sheet.

    parchment lined baking sheet
  14. Bake for 35-40 minutes until you see golden brown color emerge.

    baked apple strudel
  15. Cool it for at least 20-30 minutes before cutting into it.

  16. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and serve it with a side of vanilla ice cream.

    sprinkle powdered sugar