I’m burning the midnight oil to get this posted before I start my busy week tomorrow . Well, just in case that I’ve totally forgotten all about it . I tend to be absent minded nowadays ! LOL It’s the season for autumn goodies such as apple, pear, grape , fig , quince & not forgetting pumpkin too . I LOVE pumpkin especially in bakes . I’m really eager to try out this recipe that I’ve bookmarked from CuisineT.V. An easy recipe that calls for phyllo sheets & with grated pumpkins with spices . I used to make strudel dough & this is the first time I’m using phyllo dough for strudel . Love the layer of flaky crisp pastry dough & the pumpkin filling was a great surprise ! It was delicious with lovely flavour of sugar & spice , & everything nice! LOL We had it slightly warm with a dollop of whipped cream that gives it an authentic Viennese touch . My boys love it & so does my hubby . What a great way to start the fall season huh! I’m so looking forward to carve a pumpkin aka Jack’O’ Lantern for Halloween! My sons were rolling their eyes when I said that ! LOL
Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
at the same moment preparing to come down, politely drew back,
and stopped to give them way. They ascended and passed him;
and as they passed, Anne's face caught his eye, and he looked at her
with a degree of earnest admiration, which she could not be insensible of.
She was looking remarkably well; her very regular, very pretty features,
having the bloom and freshness of youth restored by the fine wind
which had been blowing on her complexion, and by the animation of eye
which it had also produced. It was evident that the gentleman,
(completely a gentleman in manner) admired her exceedingly.
Captain Wentworth looked round at her instantly in a way which
shewed his noticing of it. He gave her a momentary glance,
a glance of brightness, which seemed to say, "That man is struck with you,
and even I, at this moment, see something like Anne Elliot again
Pumpkin Strudel - Strudel à la citrouille
Adapted from Louise Denisot of Cuisine T.V
500g grated pumpkin (remove as much juice as you can)
4 tbsp of dark brown sugar
1 grated Granny Smith apple
2 tbsp of ground hazelnut or almond
1 tsp cinnamon + some for deco
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp of 4 spice mix
3 phyllo sheets
20g melted butter
1 tbsp sugar
1) Preheat oven to 180°C . Combine grated pumpkin , apple, brown sugar & all the spices. Stir well till well combined.
2) Roll out 1 sheet phyllo, brush melted butter on it & sprinkle with some sugar. Place another layer of phyllo sheet & repeat the same process.
3) Spoon ground hazelnut along short of the phyllo sheet as shown below . Topped with half of the pumpkin mixture & raisin . Add the rest of the pumpkin mixture .
4) Start with folding the side of phyllo sheets in over filling; lightly brush edges with butter . Starting at the filled side & gently roll up forming a roll. Brush roll with some butter & bake for 35 minutes. Let to cool a little & sprinkle some ground cinnamon & sugar mix for deco. Served with whipped cream
I've added a little maple syrup on my whipped cream . Another weakness of mine besides honey, chocolate & caramel! SWEET
I’m entering this recipe to AlphaBakes challenge hosted by Caroline of Caroline Makes & co-hosted with Ros @ Baking Addict of The More ThanOccasional Baker . The random letter for this month is P .