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The apple strudel festival

When you think of pastries from Italy, you probably don't think of apple strudel at first. But Italy is also South Tyrol with its magnificent mountains and Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine, in which Italian classics have just as much a place as South Tyrolean specialities.

The strudel as a popular pastry even has its own celebration with the Strudelfest in Siusi allo Sciliar, this year on 9 September. Only about 10 minutes by car from the Romantik Hotel Turm in Fiè allo Sciliar, this is where locals and guests celebrate the variety of strudel with different types of dough and fillings. There are also insights into the history and customs of Siusi and its neighbouring villages, for example with the presentation of regional handicrafts. A farmers' market and traditional music round off the festival into a wonderfully regional experience.

If you now have a hankering for strudel, why not try the following apple strudel recipe from the kitchen team at Romantik Hotel Turm in Völs and enjoy the taste of South Tyrol at home.

Homemade apple strudel with shortcrust pastry:

Shortcrust pastry:

  • 50 g flour
  • 170 g sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • 170 g cold butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt

Mix all the ingredients in a machine or by hand to a smooth dough and then leave to rest for 2 hours.

 

Strudel filling

Strudel filling:

  • 7 apples
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 20 g pine nuts
  • Rum
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Breadcrumbs

Preparation of strudel filling:

Peel and core the apples. Cut into thin pieces and mix with the other ingredients for the filling.
Roll out the dough and place the filling on top. Roll everything into a strudel and bake at 180° for approx. 50 minutes.

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