With a flick of her wand, Queen sends raisins, apples and pastry flying into the air. The concoction neatly wraps itself up into a cylindrical pie, baking on the spot,complete with ornate decoration and a dusting of sugar.
-Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is finally out in cinemas! Like so many, I was so excited, but I was also half relieved, just knowing it turned out as well as it did. Four more movies to look forward to!
Not surprisingly, between Queenie and Jacob, my heart pitter-pattered over the food they dished up. I’ll be making what I can (niffler bread is coming!), starting with Queenie’s strudel she serves in their apartment. Filled with apples and raisins, it magically bakes in the air as it flies towards the table.
Now, if you ask anyone who has had ‘proper’ strudel, anything with filo pastry doesn’t count as real strudel. A traditional strudel is made using a dough that gets stretched into a thin, almost transparent dough, and also includes breadcrumbs. I found two recipes, one on Tastespace and on LilVienna. I’m just putting that all out there for any purists!
However, taking inspiration from Queen’s strudel, and the simple ingredients that seemed to fly in, this magically quick version is incredibly delicious for any dinner or as a dish to take to a Fantastic Beasts party.