Inspired by my favourite Slovak baking show - Pretty Vanilla Pudding Roll. I couldn’t please my boyfriend more. This has everything he loves: “unhealthy” butter puff pastry, vanilla pudding, beautiful spices, scrumptious roasted nuts and my love of making it, of course.
Pretty Vanilla Pudding Roll is suitable for kids from the age of 2 and makes indeed a very satisfying dessert! Offer with an afternoon cup of milk.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
250g of all butter puff pastry
200ml of milk
2 tablespoons of caster superfine sugar
1 good quality vanilla powder pudding
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of cardamom
1 package of vanilla sugar
2 medium apples, washed, peeled, cleaned and diced
1 handful of walnuts and pecans, hardly chopped
1 egg for brushing
Few pecans for decorating
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
First, heat up the milk in a medium deep pan on medium heat.
Add 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and vanilla pudding powder. Mix well until it dissolves entirely.
Bring it to boil and stir until it nicely thickens. Then, take off the heat and set it aside until it cools down completely.
In a small mixing bowl place the cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla sugar. Set aside.
Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape and make cuts as per picture below. Divide the dough into 3 parts, remaining untouched the middle part and cutting down the strips on sides (in left and right). Leave around 2 cm above and below and in between each stripes.
Next, layer the untouched middle part with all the chilled vanilla pudding. Apples on top.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla sugar.
Then, add most of the nuts, saving 1 tablespoon for the top. Gently close the strips from outside to inside.
Brush the roll with lightly whisked egg and sprinkle with rest of the nuts and few pecan on top.
Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until the Vanilla Pudding Rol looks light golden and baked through.
Let it cool down for a bit, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with a cup of coffee and tea.
Makes 10 serves.