Serve this apple strudel with vanilla ice cream or a blob of cream for a delicious winter dessert pastry that everyone will love.
packet puff pastry
apples, cut in small pieces (or any fruit of your choice)
egg for glazing
Prepare a baking dish tray and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 180°C
Microwave apple pieces for three minutes in the microwave with a tablespoon of water.
On low heat, add 250ml (1/2 cup) milk in a saucepan. Heat until lukewarm.
Mix the custard powder with the remainder of the milk and mix until smooth. Slowly add into the lukewarm milk, turn the heat up and stir until it has a thick consistency.
Add the vanilla essence.
Take the custard off the heat and set aside.
Roll out puff pastry and cut in squares and corners.
Place a teaspoon of apples on each square of pastry, followed by custard. Finish off with a cherry.
Fold the sides of pockets inwards.
Brush with whisked egg over each one before placing in the oven.
Bake until golden brown for at least 20 minutes until the custard is oozing out the corners.
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Recipe by The London Economic, thelondoneconomic.com