Sweet Pastries filled with Apple

A quick and easy breakfast to go, to get your day started on a sweet note!

What you need:

  • 250 gr. Of pastry of your choice
  • 2 Large apples, naturally sweet
  • 15 gr Vanilla sugar
  • 3 Table spoons of white sugar, to taste
  • some cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Egg, for egg wash
  • Brush for applying egg wash
  • Baking paper, to line baking tray

How you make it:

For the apple filling:

Peel, remove the core and cut your apples in small cubes in a bowl. Add the vanilla sugar, cinnamon (if using) and normal sugar on top and mix well.  If you like the pastry filling really sweet, you can add more sugar, but I prefer to taste the natural sweetness of my apples – the choice is up to you though!

For the pastry:

Roll your pastry out with a rolling pin. (By lack of a proper rolling pin, feel free to use an empty wine or water bottle instead).  To make sure that the dough does not stick to either your work surface or your (makeshift) rolling pin, rub some flour on both surfaces.  That way, the dough won’t stick and will come off easily.

Cut the dough in squares or rectangles, or any other shape you feel like, but make sure you can easily make pockets out of the dough pieces.    Put your dough pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Break the egg in a bowl and beat properly, as if you’re making omelette.  Take your brush and set aside. Pre-heat your oven on hot air to 210 degrees C.

Put some of the apple mix on a piece of dough and fold carefully shut, as if you’re making a pocket with apple.  Carefully press the edges of the dough pocket together and apply some egg wash with the brush. This will serve as the ‘glue’ for the pocket. Repeat till all your pockets are filled and closed.  Then brush the remaining egg wash over the pockets- this will make them colour nicely in the oven.  Dust with a little white sugar.

Place your baking tray with your apple pockets in the oven for about 15 min, till golden brown.

Pastry Apple 2.jpg

tip: if you like raisins, you can add some raisins to the apple mix too for extra flavour.

tip 2: these are nicest when freshly baked out of the oven. If they’ve gone cold, or you’d like to heat them up in the morning for breakfast, just pass them 5 min in the oven on 200 degrees – this will make them just like freshly baked again!

 

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