Saturday, 7 April 2012

Puffed - Apple Dumplings

Buying puff pastry is great! No mess and it always puffs! :) Didn't plan for that to rhyme.
Well, Adora introduced me to Sweet Paul and this is where the recipe came from. Slightly tweaked of course.
Sweet Paul is a lifestyle magazine with great ideas, photos etc. I've downloaded almost all of them and have a few recipes waiting in queue.
I choose this recipe for a birthday celebration J was attending. He thought it'd be a good excuse to bake. Not quite a challenging recipe but fun and delicious nonetheless.
This is NOT apple strudel. The idea is the same but this is more like Danish pastries. Sweet and crispy pastry with very little filling. Not a dessert but more a snack.
Here goes!

INGREDIENTS (makes 50-56, 3" rolls)
  • 3 green & 4 red medium sized apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Approx. 14 sheets of 5"x10" frozen puff pastry (I bought the 10"x10" and cut them into halves)
  • Melted butter for brushing
  • Sugar for dusting (Sanding sugar looks the nicest)
  1. Mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon and nuts together; mix well
  2. If you bought a block of pastry, roll it out to less than 1/8" and cut to dimensions stated above
  3. Brush the pastry with melted butter making sure you spread all the way to the edges
  4. Spoon 2 1/2 tbsp of the mixture into the middle of the pastry and spread lengthwise (Do not try to put in too much apple or else the pastry will split later when baking)
  5. Gently roll up the pastry ensuring that the overlap of pastry is tightly sealed or else it'll split when baking. Do not roll to tight or loose to prevent the pastry from tearing
  6. Place the pastry seam down on a lined baking tray
  7. Brush the top the pastry generously with butter and sprinkle with sugar
  8. Bake in a 180 degrees C heated oven until golden; approx. 10-15 mins
  9. Remove from oven and leave to cool before cutting into desired lengths


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