Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Inglorious Bastards Strudel

Good Morning! 
For the holidays and my love of Quentin Tarantino movies I made an apple strudel based on the movie Inglorious Bastards. 
I started by putting on my red lipstick and preheating the oven.

Then looking over the recipe from Dave Wattshead chef at the Cotswold House Hotel. Link Below.

First you start by mixing the apples (sliced of course), sugar, spices, salt and sultanas (raisins). Mix and cook until the apples have started to break down.

Then remove from heat and let cool.

While you wait, toast bread and pecans on an oven tray. Then use a food processor (few pulses) to chop up the bread and nuts. Once apples have cooled, add the chopped nuts, bread and rum.

Next, take about 8 sheets of filo pastry, the melted butter and a pastry brush and begin making your layers for the crust/pastry. Brush layers with the melted butter and sprinkle Demerara sugar (I used brown sugar) on each. This is the part where I get a little overzealous....and probably add too much sugar he he!
Try to: "Place the first sheet of filo pastry length ways away from you and brush liberally with melted butter. Next, take another sheet of filo pastry and overlap on to the first by three fingers. Brush with butter and sprinkle the pastry with 2 tsp of Demerara sugar. Repeat this process with the other filo pastry sheets. Butter the second layer, butter and sugar the third layer, and then only butter the fourth layer. "

When finished spoon the apple filling onto the pastry, leaving space to fold in the sides and roll the pastry up. Brush with butter as you go. Once finished rolling, place in the oven on a large baking tray (buttered). 
Sprinkle more sugar on top and bake for about 25 mins.
Remove from oven, sprinkle lightly with icing sugar and make sure to serve warm with cream, yum!
In lieu of creme, I added some vanilla and caramel ice cream. Delish! I am sure Hans would approve.

Bon Appetit -Bunny