Today is National Apple Strudel Day, kick it up a notch with this apple strudel with BACON! Talk about the ultimate breakfast cake!
I found this recipe and boy is it dee-lish! One thing you will need for this recipe is time and patience, though. It's not something you can just whip up.
( 4 cups) 4x250ml cake flour
(2 tsp)10ml salt
(1/4 cup) 60ml castor sugar
(1/2 oz)10g sachet of instant yeast
(1/2 stick) 80g butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
about (1 cup) 250ml warm milk
(8 oz) 250g wood-smoked streaky bacon (or more!)
4 green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
(3 Tbsp) 45ml maple syrup
(1/8 cup) 30ml Amaretto liqueur
(1/4 cup) 60ml cinnamon sugar
beaten egg for glazing
glacé icing to decorate
Combine the flour, salt, castor sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix to combine.
Add melted butter, eggs and enough warm milk to make a dough that is soft but not sticky.
Knead well until smooth and elastic.
Put the dough into an oiled plastic bag and leave to rise in a warm place until double in size.
In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crispy but not too brown.
Drain on a paper towel and chop when cool.
Add the apple slices to the pan of bacon fat and fry until tender.
Add the maple syrup and cook until well coated.
Add the Amaretto and cook until all the liquid has evaporated.
Remove and cool.
When the dough has risen, remove it from the bag and knead gently.
Roll out on a floured surface into a rectangle about 30x40cm.
Spread the apples over the surface and sprinkle over the chopped bacon. (I would make a whole layer of bacon)
Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
Roll up from the long side like a Swiss roll and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Cover and leave to rise for 20 minutes.
Using scissors, snip the top of the log to expose some of the filling inside.
Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
Bake at 180ºC for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove and cool.
Drizzle with glacé icing before serving in slices.
recipe courtesy of: http://www.angeladay.co.za/recipes/bacon-and-apple-strudel