Silver Travel Cook Club - November 2019
Emerald Waterways' Recipe of the Month
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This month’s Silver Travel Cook Club features a generous
helping of the classic Austrian dessert Apfelstrudel (Apple
strudel) courtesy of Emerald Waterways, inspired by their
river cruises through the foothills of the Austrian Alps
and between four capital cities, including Vienna - as famous for its
cakes and pastries as for its musical heritage.
And you could win an Emerald Waterways goodie bag and a copy of Austrian Desserts: More Than 400 Recipes for Cakes, Pastries, Strudels, Tortes, and Candies.
Aboard their cutting-edge ‘Star-Ships’, Emerald
Waterways’ experienced chefs take great pride in preparing dishes to the
highest standards, and in ensuring that their menus showcase the fantastic
regional cuisines of Europe. Four-course dinners each evening feature
international and regional specialities, and dessert tables offering
collections of fine sweets. Delicious wine is included at lunchtime and
dinner on board.
Their river cruises include inspiring days ashore into
the very heart of each town and city, led by knowledgeable
and experienced guides whose stories and insights bring the cultural
history to life. There’s also the chance to visit the home of a
local family to hear about the traditions and folklore of the region over
coffee and cake.
Delights of the Danube
Munich to Budapest river cruisingEmerald Waterways’ best-selling itinerary Danube Delights offers the perfect introduction to river cruising in Europe. Natural beauty is plentiful as this mighty waterway courses along the foothills of the Austrian Alps to the picturesque Wachau Valley, the cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, and a string of historic towns and cities. Celebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and join guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Regensburg and Passau in Germany, perhaps also enjoying a performance by a traditional Bavarian band. The extra-special EmeraldPLUS excursions and experiences reach into the heart of local culture giving a deeper understanding of life along the Danube River.
Departure dates and pricing:
- 8 days, April-October 2020
- Prices from £1,495pp including
flights, tips, excursion options and wine and beer at lunch and
Recipe: Emerald Waterways’ Favourite Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
- 750g / 1lb 10oz Bramley apples, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ unwaxed lemon, zest only
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 100g / 3½oz golden caster sugar
- 75g / 2½oz raisins
- 95g / 3½oz butter
- 40g / 1½oz white breadcrumbs
- 6 large sheets filo pastry
- 1 tbsp icing
Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C Fan/Gas 5. Line a baking tray
with baking parchment.
Mix the apples with the cinnamon, lemon zest and juice,
sugar and raisins. In a small frying pan, melt 20g / ¾oz butter and fry the
breadcrumbs until golden brown, then add to the apple mixture.
Melt the remaining butter in a pan. On a clean, dry tea
towel lay a sheet of the filo and brush with some of the melted butter. Lay
another sheet on top and repeat until you have used all of the filo.
Pile the filling along the length of the pastry along one
side about 2-3cm / 1in from the edge and using the tea-towel to help you, roll
the pastry up to enclose the filling. Tuck the ends in and roll seam-side down
onto the lined baking sheet. Brush with the remaining melted butter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden-brown. Leave to cool
and dust with icing sugar.
How to win an Emerald Waterways goodie bag and a copy of Austrian Desserts full of delicious recipes
Simply tell us in the Comments section below about your
favourite dessert. It doesn’t need to be Austrian – it could be a British
traditional apple pie, an American cheesecake or a French pastry. We’d love to
know, and the best entry will win a super Emerald Waterways goodie bag and copy
of this fabulous book.
more about all of our Silver Travel Cook Club recipes.
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