Apple Dappy – Step by Step

Servings : 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

  • 1 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!


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