The Great Australian Bake Off

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/24874/sour-cherry-strudel

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This lovely recipe features morello cherries, ricotta and roasted almonds.

Ingredients

  • For the Pastry

  • 3 cups flour (lighthouse pastry flour)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup of room temperature milk

  • Filling

  • 500g firm ricotta (the one that I used for my pies was perfect)

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 1 lemon (zest)

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 650g morello cherries

  • 200g flaked almond (roasted)

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 5 tablespoons bread crumbs

  • 5 tablespoons of almond meal

  • Cherry jam:

  • 500gfresh cherries

  • 400g caster sugar

  • 1 lemon

  • 50g jam sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kirsch

  • Icing sugar for dusting

Method

  • For the Pastry:

  • 1.

    In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the flour and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil.

  • 2.

    In a Pyrex jug, whisk the egg mixture with a fork and add milk until you reach 1 1/4 cups. Turn the mixer on low and pour the milk and egg mixture into the bowl. Keep stirring until a shaggy dough comes together, then switch to the dough hook and knead for about two minutes until a smooth and elastic dough is formed.

  • 3.

    Turn off the machine, form the dough into a ball and rest it at room temperature for an hour

  • 4.

    Once rested roll the dough on a floured bench. Once rolled begin to stretch very gently with hands until the dough is see through

  • Filling:

  • 1.

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, ensuring ricotta is well drained.

  • 2.

    To assemble and roll:

  • 3.

    To one end of the rolled out strudel dough sprinkle with bread crumbs and almond meal

  • 4.

    Evenly distribute cherry and ricotta mix and a layer of jam

  • 5.

    Fold in sides and top and roll as you would a Swiss roll into a long cigar

  • 6.

    Cover in melted butter and transfer to baking tray

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (20 servings)

  • Energy 362kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 56g
  • Sugar 37g
  • Sodium 46mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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