This simple yet delicious Hungarian Apple Cake - Almás Sütemény was inspired by Mom’s friend Maria, a
very talented Hungarian Caterer in Michigan. She prepared this cake for many weddings and other large
functions. We were amazed at how quickly she was able to whip this together. Here’s a pared down and a
somewhat lighter version but equally as delightful. It gets rave reviews every time!
Peel, core and cut apples into small chunks. Drizzle with lemon juice so it won’t go brown while preparing rest of
ingredients. Sift flour with soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add oil. Blend
well. Add dry ingredients in thirds and do not over mix. Lastly, fold in walnuts, raisins and apples. Turn into a 9”
x12”x2” baking pan which has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Let cool slightly
and cut into large squares. Dust with icing sugar. You will NOT be able to just have one square – guaranteed!
Apple Strudel - Almás Rétes - is probably the most popular of the family of pastries. I don’t know of
anyone who has NOT had a slice of one variation or another. But then, you can’t go wrong with apples in
dessert. This recipe contains no doctoring with raisins or nuts – just plain and simple and deliciously tart
and juicy. Use various apples at once (golden delicious, granny smith, Courtney, Macintosh).
Prepare Hungarian Strudel dough above or purchased phyllo dough (Follow package directions) and fill
with recipe below. Hint: – for flakey layers, use 4 buttered phyllo sheets per roll. Preheat oven to 375°F
and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Sprinkle bread crumbs, then spoon filling evenly across dough, roll,
brush with butter. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool slightly then, cut on the
diagonal with a serrated knife to ensure clean cuts. Garnish: icing sugar.
Accompaniment: vanilla ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream!
Hint: to prevent apples from seeping their juices into dough, before placing filling on strudel – sprinkle ½
cup of bread crumbs on dough.
Other ingredients: If you like your apple strudel with raisins and nuts – go wild.
|We have a number of FREE RECIPES that we are sharing with you
to try. then when you fall in love - the book is here for you!
Chef Clara Czegeny
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Paris, Ontario, Canada
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