PureSpelt Asparagus Strudel
for 1 strudel / serves 4 people
Baking paper to line the baking tray
200 g PureSpelt half-white or white flour
¼ tsp salt
30 g butter, melted
3-4 tbsp water
50-75 g butter, melted, for brushing
1 bunch of spring onions, cut into rings
Butter for sautéing
500 g asparagus, cleaned and cut into thin slices
1 leek, sliced into rings
Salt and pepper to taste
½ bunch of chervil, finely chopped
5 tbsp breadcrumbs
75 g Gruyère cheese, grated
100 g double cream
Herbs for garnish
Dough: Mix together the flour and the salt. Add the egg, melted butter and water then knead to form a soft, smooth dough. Rinse a large bowl with warm water, place the dough underneath it, then let it rest for 30 minutes.
Filling: Sauté the spring onion in butter. Add the sliced asparagus and leek and continue to sauté. Add spices according to taste and mix in the finely chopped chervil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place the strudel dough on a floured kitchen towel and roll it out until it is as thin as possible. Brush the strudel dough with butter and spread the lower third with breadcrumbs and Gruyère cheese. Distribute the asparagus on the cheese and then spread evenly with double cream. Fold the sides of the dough over the filling and with the aid of the kitchen towel roll up the strudel dough. Place the strudel roll on the baking-paper lined baking tray and brush with butter.
Bake for 35-40 minutes in the lower half of an oven pre-heated to 200°C. During the baking, brush the strudel roll 2-3 times with butter. Before serving, cut into slices and garnish with herbs.
IG Dinkel, Judith Gmür-Stalder