Saturday, July 6, 2024

Apple Strudel /apfelstrudel


Apple Strudel

A traditional pastry dessert with a rich and vivid history, apfelstrudel (apple strudel) is one of Austria's most popular delicacies. This sweet treat consists Layers of crispy thin pastry, wrapped around soft and tangy-sweet cinnamon- filled with a flavourful apple filling.


This apple strudel recipe is very easy to make with apples, raisins, and frozen puff pastry, yet it looks impressive and tastes amazing! A truly delicious fall dessert. I tasted this recipe 2 time that too in Austria trip. It tastes amazing .So I want to try this recipe. It comes out perfect.


This mouth-watering Apple Strudel Recipe is I made with store-bought puff pastry dough, with easy four-ingredient fresh apples, golden raisins, sugar and few spices.  It is so amazingly easy to make and just perfect with that hot cup of coffee early in the morning.  It is best to eat the apple strudel served warm. It is often found with vanilla sauce and whipped cream. But the classic version is only sprinkled with powdered sugar.



Frozen puff pastry-1 Sheet


Butter-2 tbsp

Granulated sugar-2 tbsp

Brown sugar-1 tbsp

Cinnamon-    ½ teaspoon

nutmeg -¼ tsp

Raisins-      cup 


Preheat Oven 180degrees.

1.In a large bowl, squeeze the juice of one lemon (making sure to remove any seeds).

2.Peel and thinly slice or dice your apples, placing them in the bowl of lemon juice and coating thoroughly as you add them to the bowl.

3.In a small bowl, whisk to combine almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and golden raisins.    


4. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangular shape. Pile the apple mixture down the center of the pastry, leaving an inch of pastry at the sides, and the top apple-free.


  5. Fold the top and bottom of the pastry over the apple mixture, then fold 1 of the sides over the top, covering half of the apples.


6. Using the butter and milk mixture as a pastry glue,( egg wash ) brush the exposed edge of the pastry before folding the other side of the pastry, slightly overlapping the first half.

7.Roll the pastry over so the folded part is on the bottom and place on a baking sheet. Score the top of the strudel with a sharp knife Diced apples and raisins coated in cinnamon sugar in a clear bowl.


8.Brush the tops with melted butter, then bake for about 25 to 30 minutes  in 180 degree until golden brown on top!


9.Let your apple strudel cool for at least 15 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar and slicing into  pieces. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot coffee.


Saturday, December 30, 2023

Strawberry Cream


Strawberry Cream

Strawberries Cream Dessert is a - a quick, simple, no bake and a very delicious dessert. When strawberries are in season the best way to enjoy them is with sweetened whipped cream that is indulgent strawberry cream! It is a real treat to the taste buds. Try it out, and I’m sure you will fall in love with it too.

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

Fresh strawberries-200 gms

Whipping cream-    250 ml

Sugar for strawberries-    2 tbsn

Powdered sugar for whipped cream- As needed

 Finely chopped strawberries optional



    1. To make this strawberries and cream recipe start by washing strawberries, de-stem and cut into quarters.

   2. Add to a small bowl, sprinkle the granulated sugar (or powdered sugar), cover with a lid and Macerate it for 15 mins.   This is done to soften the strawberries and release its juices.

   3. After 15 mins, take the whipping cream in a large bowl along with icing sugar, Whip to Soft Peaks are formed.

 4.  Layer macerated strawberries and sweetened whipped cream alternately in a serving bowl. 


5. Serve strawberry cream immediately or keep it in the refrigerator to chill for a while about 30 mins to an hour with decorative strawberry.


Friday, December 29, 2023

Mexican Canapé/Tart


Mexican Canape/Tarts are the most loved and popular snack recipe among food lovers all over the world. This appetizer recipe is also quite filling due to the generous filling in it. Loaded with delicious vegetables. This Continental recipe is absolutely irresistible and can steal your heart away. "Canapé” is a French origin serves under first course of a meal. In simple language it is a starter serves in small portions as an appetizer !! 


This is an easy recipe and can be made with ingredients found in almost every kitchen. When the tangy taste of the mexican sauce along with the crunchiness of the tart hits your taste buds, you are sure to get lost in its luscious taste.The slight warmth of the beans mixed with the spicy salsa and crunch from cool veggies adds an exciting flavor and wonderful mouthfeel with cheese playing the perfect notes to match the symphony.

. Try this vegetarian recipe and surprise your friends & family this weekend. I Had some store bought canapés shells so thought of making with a twist of "Italian" and "Mexican" flavour !

Mexican Filler Ingredients :

Boiled Kidney Beans - 1/2 cup

Boiled Sweet Corn - 1/4 cup

Chopped Green Capsicums - 1/4 Cup

Chopped Red Capsicums - 1/4 Cup

Chopped Tomato - 1/4 Cup

Salsa -

Jalapeño, fine chopped : 2 tbsp (1 no)

Green olives, fine chopped : 1 tsp (2 no’s)

Tomato ketchup : 4-5 tbsp

Eggless Mayonnaise – 1 tbsp

Sweet chilli sauce : 1 tsp

Red Chilli Flakes - 1/4 Tsp

Salt - 1/2 Tsp (as per taste)

Lime Juice - 1Tbsp

White pepper-1 tsp


Cheese : small pieces to keep on top.



In a bowl and put the prepared Vegetables Mix all ingredients for Salsa, leave for 10 minutes..

Get canapés ready for serving, keep cheese cut or grated as you please at hand.


Mix the boiled corn and beans into the salsa, give a quick toss and portion into the waiting canapé shells, put a piece of cheese .


Bake in oven until the cheese melts and serve them warm.