Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blueberry and macadamia strudels

You know when you throw a bunch of stuff in to a pot and it turns out amazeballs and you wish you'd measured out all the ingredients? Yeah that.

In my continuing efforts to increase my waist line be a Domestic Goddess, I decided to make strudels. I'm not entirely sure why, perhaps because The Sound of Music had been on the day before and I was going around singing about my favourite things;

"Cream coloured ponies and crisp apple blueberry strudels, door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles".

So what follows is how I think my strudels were made.

Blueberry and Macadamia Strudels
Ingredients (makes 4 really huge strudels)
  • 4 sheets of filo pastry
  • 500g blueberries
  • 100g berries that you've mushed the crap out of (I used a bag of mixed berries)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cornflower
  • 50g macadamia nuts chopped finely (save time, use a food processor)
  • 10g melted butter
  • 50g melted chocolate
  • Cut the filo pastry in half, set aside covered with a damp teatowel so that it doesn't dry out
  • Combine the whole berries and the mushed berries in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice and stir over a medium heat for five minutes until all the berries are soft but still retaining their shape
  • Turn down the heat and add the cornflower and stir until the sauce thickens
  • Divide the mixture evenly over half of the filo pastry pieces, leaving a margin around the edges. Brush the margin with melted butter and place a half sheet of filo over the top to create a long blueberry pocket. Press the sides down with your fingers and/or a fork
  • Brush the entire top surface with a little melted butter and scatter the chopped macadamias over the top
  • Bake in the oven at 175C for 20-25 minutes or until puffy and golden (careful the nuts don't burn!)
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then drizzle with melted chocolate (I had milk chocolate but white chocolate would have been heaven!) and if you like serve with a dusting of icing sugar (slightly wanky) or a scoop of vanilla icecream
So so so delicious that I heated one up for breakfast the next morning!


  1. Please bring to DPCON. Thank you.

  2. yum! HB does this all the time, throws things together and it turns out perfectly but can never be repeated!!

  3. they should put pictures like that on the top shelf at the newsagents - just saying


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