Juicy apples, spicy cinnamon, sweet raisins and a hint of sugar - what more could you want?

Apple Strudel [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Strudel Dough:

  • 10 1/2 ounces flour
  • 1 ounce sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces water

For the Strudel Filling:

  • 1 3/4 ounces raisins
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 1/4 pounds apples
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 ounces breadcrumbs
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Preparation

For the Strudel Dough:

  1. Mix flour with salt. Work in sunflower oil and water. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and feels smooth. Then shape it into a ball and let it rest covered for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the filling.

For the Strudel Filling:

  1. Soak the raisins in the rum and set aside.
  2. Core the apples and chop or cut them into fine slices. Peeling is not necessary. Mix the apple slices in a bowl with vanilla sugar and cinnamon. Weigh the breadcrumbs and prepare them.
  3. Place a large kitchen towel on the work surface and sprinkle it with flour. Knead the strudel dough again and roll it out on the cloth into a large rectangle. Now oil your hands a little with sunflower oil if necessary and gently stretch the dough one by one on all four sides so that you can see through the cloth underneath. Thick dough edges can simply be cut away, so that an even, thin rectangle is created.
  4. Brush the entire dough surface with a layer of sunflower oil and spread the breadcrumbs on top (leave about 2 cm free at the edge).
  5. Mix the raisins soaked in rum with the apples. Squeeze the apple mixture a little so that it is not too watery and then distribute it evenly over the crumbs. Fold in all four sides of the dough and roll up the dough into a strudel using the cloth. Brush the strudel with a little sunflower oil and bake at 200°F for about 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the still warm apple strudel with fine icing sugar.

Notes

Alcohol-free version: Soak raisins in apple juice or orange juice! Bored of classic apple strudel? Try variations such as apple-pear or mix chopped almonds under the filling. You can also spread a thin layer of apple or orange jam on the dough before spreading the crumbs.

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