Sometimes we get a hankering for toaster strudel, but it isn’t something we can find in the frozen food section at the grocery store. Ready-made puff pastry to the rescue! With this and a bit of jam (or curd, conserve, or fruit), we can make wonderful strudel ourselves. In fact, we can make just about any variety – far more than the limited flavour variations available in the US.
Betty Crocker vanilla frosting in a can is the closest thing we’ve found to the original topping. Just microwave a couple of tablespoons of frosting for a few seconds and drizzle it over the baked pastries.
Homemade Toaster Strudel:
1 package ready-made puff pastry
1 jar of jam or conserve (you won’t need all of it)
1 can of prepared vanilla frosting (again, you won’t need much of this)
1 egg, beaten
Unroll the pastry and cut into 8 equal pieces. Spoon about a tablespoon of jam onto one side of the cut pastry and then brush around the edges with the egg (see picture above). Carefully fold over to ‘close’ the pastry and then pinch around the edges to seal. Place on a baking tray.
Bake according to the directions on the puff pastry packaging – for us this was 20 minutes at 200C.
Once the strudels are baked, top them with a drizzle of microwaved frosting. So easy and so good!