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Delicious Dutch Appelflappen!

Thursday, 26th February 2015 - Last updated on: Friday, 10th April 2015

Appelflappen are a popular substitute for a biscuit or cookie to go with your coffee or tea.
You’ll often see them being served at birthdays as well, as a substitute for cake. You can buy them in stores, but they’re also really easy to make at home!

This is what you need:


Puff pastry sheets
Raisins (optional)
1 egg
Baking paper
A fork


Pre-heat the oven at 200-225 degrees Celcius.
Peel the apples, and slice them into tiny pieces.
Put them in a bowl, together with the raisins, cinnamon and sugar. If you let them rest for a little while, you will find some juice in the bowl. You need to throw this away, because if your apple/raisin/sugar/cinnamon mix is too moist, you won’t get crispy appelflappen.
After doing so, taste some of the mix to make sure you have enough sugar and cinnamon left.
You are going to diagonally fold the puff pastry sheets, so have one corner pointing at you.
Fill the lower half of the sheet with your apple-mix. Leave some space at the ends so you can fold the sheet. Fold the upper half over the lower –filled- half, and use a fork to carefully press them together.
Spread a thin layer of the (whisked) egg on top of your appelflappen. This will make them look golden brown! (You can also use a little milk instead if you like)
Sprinkle some sugar on top of the appelflappen, and put them on the sheet of baking paper that you’ve put on your baking tray.
Your appelflappen will rise, so don’t forget to leave enough space between them.
Place them in the oven, and let them bake for approximately 20 minutes.
Your appelflappen are now ready!

Appelflappen are delicious both warm and cold, serve with tea or coffee. Enjoy!

 (Photo courtesy: Proud2bme, Smulweg)

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