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Warm Whole Wheat Apple Strudel – Easiest Recipe Ever

Cakes and Cookies

I’ve been away from the blog for what seems like forever now. I have to say that this time I have very good reasons.

For starters, back in April I found out I was pregnant (yay) so it’s been kind of hard handling food for the first little while (those morning sicknesses? yeah they lasted ALL day for 3 months), after the yucky feeling was gone, I had no inspiration whatsoever because honestly I was just SO tired! like all the time!

On top of it all, and not that I’m complaining about it here, we had guests all summer long and the days were warmer than usual so it all felt like one big whirl of things that were all happening at once. Good things but still, sometimes it almost felt like an overload.

BUT I’m here now and woke up this morning with a strong craving for apple strudel! A nice warm apple strudel to compliment this beautifully pleasant fall morning. Our apple tree also finally gave us some pretty decent apples this year and when the fruit flies started hovering over them, I knew I had to act, so it’s not only a craving it’s also a rescue mission (the apples’ and my sanity’s – these fruit flies are everywhere!).

Traditionally apple strudels are made from flaky buttery dough but that also means more work sometimes and you know me by now, if I can use less ingredients and put less work into it – I have to own it.

This strudel’s dough is made with only 3 ingredients (4 if you count the vanilla extract) and is ready to use as soon as you’re don;e preparing it.

The filling is also only 4 ingredients and my daughter helped me make it, it’s so so lovely and easy.

I guess you can make this strudel with other fruits as well but I haven’t tried it…yet.

Easy, quick, minimum ingredients – I’m in.

Whole Wheat Easy Apple Strudel

 

Whole Wheat Easy Apple Strudel

Warm Whole Wheat Apple Strudel - Easiest Recipe Ever
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 Strudels
 
Easy to make Apple Strudel that's a perfect fall dessert. Served warm with some whipped cream or ice cream, this is promised to be a hit.
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • For the Apple Filling:
  • 7 Medium Apples - Cored, Sliced and Diced into Small Pieces
  • 60 gr Butter
  • 5 Tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
Instructions
Prepare the Filling:
  1. Place the butter in a medium pot and let it melt over medium heat. Add in the apples and mix to cover them with butter.
  2. Add in the sugar and cinnamon and mix. Place lid on pot and cook for 10-15 minutes or until apples soften. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once ready, set aside until completely cool.
Prepare the Dough:
  1. In a stand mixer bowl place the flour, oil, vanilla and water and using the paddle attachment mix on medium speed until everything's combined. If you see the dough is sticky you can sprinkle with an additional tablespoon of flour while mixing. Dough should come out soft and non-tacky.
Prepare the Strudel:
  1. Preheat oven to 185C (375F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Divide the dough and filling into 2
  3. On a lightly floured surface start rolling out the first half of the dough until you get a this (but not too thin) rectangular leaf.
  4. Place half of the filling on the dough and spread evenly along the length. Do not cover the dough edges since this is where you will close the strudel roll.
  5. Gently roll the strudel, tuck the edges underneath or fold them into the roll and make sure the "seams" are at the bottom of the strudel (this is the part that will be on the baking sheet).
  6. Carefully transfer to the baking sheet and repeat with the second half of sough and filling.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until golden.
  8. Cool completely in the baking sheet and only then sprinkle with sugar powder.

Whole Wheat Easy Apple Strudel

Whole Wheat Easy Apple Strudel

I’ve been away from the blog for what seems like forever now. I have to say that this time I have very good reasons. For starters, back in April I found out I was pregnant (yay) so it’s been kind of hard handling food for the first little while (those morning sicknesses? yeah they lasted […]

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Apples and Honey Flower Shaped Buns

Baked Goodies

With fall in almost full swing (hey, I can definitely see red leaves at this point of time) and the Jewish high holidays right around the corner, my desire to make and bake is definitely increasing.

I saw a video recently of this woman making amazing shapes of bread and thought to myself ‘I wanna play with dough too’, so I did. I decided to go for the apples and honey concept since it’s not only fall related but it’s also a perfect fit for the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah.

I must say, that although I don’t consider myself a religious person, I just LOVE the traditions of the Jewish religion. Celebrating the new year with family and friends and awesome food that of course symbolizes different things.

One example is the honey and apple. In Rosh Hashanah we serve apples and honey at the table, the kids love it, we love it, it tastes so good and it is a symbol of a blessing for a sweet year to come ahead. So the way I see it it’s a win-win.

In fact, the Jewish New Year is one of my all-time favorite holidays, I find that although I don’t have my family nearby, I still enjoy the atmosphere of the holiday, the cooler evenings and the fact that we gather around with friends and wish each other a happy and sweet new year.

Having said all that about the honey and apples and happiness, these flower shaped buns are pure joy 😉

Regardless of your religion or traditions, these are a smash hit when it comes to something special to serve at the table. They incorporate apples, honey and bread – I mean, come on, does it get any better than this? oh wait, it does, pass the butter please.

 

Apples and Honey Whole Wheat Flower Shaped Buns

 

Apples and Honey Whole Wheat Flower Shaped Buns

 

Apples and Honey Flower Shaped Buns
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Recipe type: Buns, Bread
Cuisine: Holiday, Fall, Breads
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Serves: 9 Buns
 
These easy flower shaped buns are not only pretty, they taste amazing, and when fresh with butter on top they're a smash hit for sure.
Ingredients
  • 350gr Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Tbsp + 1 ½ Tbsp Honey (divided)
  • ¼ Cup + ½ Cup Warm Water (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 1 Apple - Peeled and diced into small cubes
For Honey Syrup for brushing:
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Boiling Hot Water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, place the Yeast with ½ Tbsp honey and ¼ cup warm water and stir. Set aside for about 10 minutes until foam forms).
  2. In the meantime, prepare the rest of the dough by placing the flour, oil, 1 ½ Tbsp honey and diced apple in a stand mixer bowl.
  3. Add in the yeast mixture and start mixing on low-medium speed with the knead attachment. Gradually add the additional ½ cup warm water while stirring until a soft and a bit sticky dough forms (about 3 minutes).
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes and then place back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until the dough almost doubles in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 185C (365F) and layer a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. After about 45 minutes, dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch it to deflate it.
  7. Divide into 9 pieces and start shaping. You can shape into any bun shape.
  8. For flower shape, follow the images below (roll the dough, flatten a bit, cut edges of roll, roll into a spiral).
  9. place shaped buns onto the baking sheet and cover all with clean kitchen towel and set aside for 30-35 minutes in a warm place to let the buns rise.
  10. After 30-35 minutes, place in the preheated oven and bake for 17-20 minutes until the buns are golden brown and sound hollow when you tap on them.
  11. While the buns are baking make the honey syrup to brush them with, by mixing together the honey and boiling hot water.
  12. Once the buns are out of the oven, brush them with the syrup while they’re still hot and let cool.

 

Apples and Honey Flower Shaped Buns

 

Apples and Honey Whole Wheat Flower Shaped Buns

 

Apples and Honey Whole Wheat Flower Shaped Buns

With fall in almost full swing (hey, I can definitely see red leaves at this point of time) and the Jewish high holidays right around the corner, my desire to make and bake is definitely increasing. I saw a video recently of this woman making amazing shapes of bread and thought to myself ‘I wanna […]

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Apple and Peanut Butter Lips

Sweets

It’s Saturday morning, and after making some french toast for  the kids I decided to get some fruits into those bellies 🙂

What better way to do it then have fun with it?

There’s a great Facebook page called “Spice of Life” and in there they have many cute ideas of different stuff. Among other very cute things I saw this idea and decided to implement it as I had all the ingredients handy. Read More

It’s Saturday morning, and after making some french toast for  the kids I decided to get some fruits into those bellies 🙂 What better way to do it then have fun with it? There’s a great Facebook page called “Spice of Life” and in there they have many cute ideas of different stuff. Among other […]

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Layered Meringue Apple Cake

Cakes and Cookies

I haven’t had time to post recipes lately but rest assure that I did spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
I was able finally find the perfect recipe for a great dessert that will utilize the last batch of apples we picked. Read More

I haven’t had time to post recipes lately but rest assure that I did spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I was able finally find the perfect recipe for a great dessert that will utilize the last batch of apples we picked.

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Apple Hand Pies

Cakes and Cookies

Another great apple recipe! After our apple picking trip this whole weekend was apple themed 🙂
Here’s a recipe that came out so delicious that everything was eaten away the same day.
It’s easy to make, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and tastes too good to be true. Your friends and family will be blown away 🙂 Read More

Another great apple recipe! After our apple picking trip this whole weekend was apple themed 🙂 Here’s a recipe that came out so delicious that everything was eaten away the same day. It’s easy to make, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and tastes too good to be true. Your friends and family […]

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Apple Scones

Cakes and Cookies

Fall is here and with it the apple picking season. We went apple picking which means I have a lot of apples now, ready to be cooked, baked or simply eaten.
One of the easiest, least messy things to do with apples are fresh apple scones. There’s nothing like a hot, fresh scone along with a nice cup of tea on a cool fall evening. Read More

Fall is here and with it the apple picking season. We went apple picking which means I have a lot of apples now, ready to be cooked, baked or simply eaten. One of the easiest, least messy things to do with apples are fresh apple scones. There’s nothing like a hot, fresh scone along with […]

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Candy (Honey) Apples

Sweets

Rosh Hashana that represents the Jewish new year is my favorite time of year. We get to gather around with friends, eat good food and just relax before the new year begins. One of the holiday’s symbols is apple with honey and what better way to have it than have it on a stick 🙂 Read More

Rosh Hashana that represents the Jewish new year is my favorite time of year. We get to gather around with friends, eat good food and just relax before the new year begins. One of the holiday’s symbols is apple with honey and what better way to have it than have it on a stick 🙂

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