Austria is a landlocked country of roughly 8.3 million people in Central Europe. The territory of Austria covers 32,383 square miles, and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps. Today, Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy comprising nine federal states.
"Our Austrian exchange student was an amazing addition to the family. We have kept in touch over many years and are looking forward to attending her wedding this summer."
— The Mitchell family, Mississippi
3 lbs apples
4 Tbsp raisins, soaked in rum
Juice of 1 lemon
Cinnamon, cloves, and sugar to taste
Icing sugar (for dusting)
Egg wash (for coating)
Nutty bread crumbs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
3 tbsp butte
3 tbsp grated hazelnuts
Prepare the nutty bread crumbs: heat butter in a pan, add bread crumbs and fry slowly until golden brown. Stir in grated nuts and remove from heat.
Peel the apples, cut into slices and sprinkle with lemon juice. Then, depending on the acidity of the apples, add a suitable amount of sugar and powdered cloves, and mix in a generous pinch of cinnamon. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F and grease a baking tin.
Distribute the bread crumbs, apples, and raisins in the center of the puff pastry. Fold up the sides and edges towards the middle and press firming to seal.
Coat the dough in egg wash and bake for 35 - 45 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
Serve cool or cold.