Apple Dappy - Step by Step

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Makes 7 rolls

Crumbly, sweet (but not overwhelmingly so) and super delicious pastries that work so beautifully for breakfast and would be heavenly for dessert with a scoop of ice-cream! Heck these yummies would be perfect any old time of the day. Great as a snack, perfect for picnics, or when you have one of those midnight cravings! ;)

The best thing about them is, they are soooo easy to make that you can prepare them with your kids!

Ingredients for Filling
sweet apple, peeled and cored then grated
1 heaped tsp.
demerara sugar
(light brown sugar)
1 pinch
cinnamon powder
Ingredients for Dough
1 cup
self-rising flour
(OR 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp. baking powder)
2 tbsp.
butter, COLD
(30 gm)
1 tbsp.
castor sugar
(you can grind normal sugar instead)
4 tbsp.
single cream
(or 2 tbsp. evaporated milk and 2 tbsp. sour cream)
pinch of salt
ice cold water


STEP 1: Prepare the Filling. Mix ingredients for filling and set aside

STEP 2: Prepare the Dough. Sieve the flour, add the salt and butter, then rub together using your fingertips until crumbly. Add the castor sugar and mix together using a fork. Then add the cream or evaporated milk and sour cream a little at a time and mix to combine. If need be, add icy cold water until the dough comes together smoothly. Do not over-knead, Roll out the dough to a rectangular shape, then spread out your filling from step 1 (previous pic). Make sure you do not add any of the liquid that gets released by the grated apple. Start rolling from the long side, like a swiss roll until you have a tube.

STEP 3: Slice your roll into 7 pieces of equal size. You can use a string or dental floss to cut neatly. Place the rolls on a buttered pan with space between them. Sprinkle with a little more demerara/brown sugar.

Bake immediately at 200 C for 20-25 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!





can i use fresh cream instead of sour cream

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Yes that is fine.

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Every country has its own brands. I used Luna Evaporated Milk and Dairy Fresh Sour Cream.

Hi please let me know the brand of evaporated milk & sour cream you use??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Cooking cream will be fine, otherwise single cream is good too.

If we dont have any cream what can we use instead? or it is better to put the cream?what kind of cream is it? cooking or any other?

Hi Fauzia,its nimra the 1 mailed u about pineapply cake 2 days ago...well im delibrately waiting for ur recepe....and i tried this apple dappy today but in the dough i hv used 1 t-spoon(levelled) baking powder...all gone well but the taste of dough...:( i dont know y the dough ws lyk i hv added cups of baking powder in tht ?? : ( please do tell me what i did wrong...i really wanna make this for my hubby.

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Hi! Not sure what exactly you mean, cups of baking powder? Did you follow the recipe accurately? Made any changes at all?

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A cup is 120gm, so a little less than a cup.

AoA can u plz tell me 100gms flour would be equal to how much in cups?

Asalam I wanted to know if i can use carnation thick cream? thanks :)

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

salam i wanted to know butter woukd be unsalted one rite?? and about the self rasing flour,u said 1 cup is 120gms,so ru talking about a small cup or big 1?thankxx

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W/Salaam, I prefer unsalted but either will do. Yes 1 cup is 120gm.

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W/Salaam. Cream adds softness. Not sure how they would turn out without it.

salaam, is it important to add cream??? What if I don't add cream???? I want to make it for tomorrow breakfast & i dont have cream??? :(

mashaALLAH you make yummy n easy recipies thanks a lot.can i use qashta cream instad of sour and evaporated cream.

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W/Salaam, thank you and yes you can. :)

salam ,i would like to use wheat flour for this recipe what measurements wold u recomend........plzzz

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W/Salaam, best to mix half wheat flour and half plain flour otherwise the results will be a bit too dense/hard.

Mobashra Ather's picture

Can I make this with sweet mangoes?..will it become too soggy?

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Yes mangoes would make it soggy, the filling needs to be a bit on the dry side.