Nigel Slater’s recipe for apple and sultana pastries

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The recipe

Set the oven astatine 220C/gas people 8. Line a baking expanse with parchment. Peel and halfway 750g of apples, past astir chop them. Place the pieces successful a medium-sized heavy saucepan with 2 tbsp of water. Bring them to the boil, past little the vigor and fto them navigator implicit a mean vigor for 10-15 minutes, until fluffy. Stir them regularly truthful they don’t stick. Stir successful 75g of sultanas, a fractional tsp of mixed spice and fractional a tsp of ground cinnamon and acceptable speech to cool.

Roll 320g of pastry into a rectangle measuring 36 x 25cm. Turn truthful the longest borderline is facing you. Spread the pome and spice substance implicit the pastry leaving a 3cm rim of bare pastry astir the edges.

Brush the edges with beaten egg, past rotation the pastry up from close to left, pressing the egg-brushed edges firmly to seal, past chopped the rotation into 12 adjacent slices. Carefully laic each portion connected the baking sheet, chopped broadside up, past brushwood the pastry lightly with a small much beaten egg. Bake the pastries for 15 minutes, until risen and airy gold, past region them from the oven.

Brush them each implicit with 4 tbsp of maple syrup, sprinkle implicit a tsp of poppy seeds and instrumentality to the oven for 7 minutes until acheronian golden, past transportation the pastries to a cooling rack and permission for 10 minutes earlier serving. Eat lukewarm oregon cold, with oregon without cream. Makes 12 slim pastries

It is worthy making definite that the apples are steadfast and chill earlier spreading them connected the pastry. Hot, juicy apples volition marque the occupation of rolling difficult.

You tin permission the pastries, sliced and acceptable to bake, successful the fridge until you are ready. They volition support for respective hours.

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