Recipe: Fig And Blackberry Strudel


Strudel is one of the first things that comes to mind when we think of a warming winter pudding. We've stuck figs and blackberries into ours but you could really use any fruit combination you want!


  • 6 figs
  • 400 g blackberries
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 50 g chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 shot brandy
  • 1 shot port
  • 140 g plain flour
  • 30 g beaten eggs
  • 70 ml water
  • 1 tsp butter, melted (+ a bit extra)
  • 1 handful icing sugar
prepare the figs

Step 1

Prepare The Figs

Slice 4 of the figs into eighths and chuck them into a bowl with the blackberries. Toss the fruit with the sugar, half of the hazelnuts, brandy and port. Set aside for an hour.

preheat the oven

Step 2

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Grease a baking tray and stick it in the oven to heat up.

make the pastry

Step 3

Make The Pastry

Combine the flour, eggs, water and butter into a sticky dough. Work the dough on a clean surface until it becomes smooth and doesn't stick. roll the pastry as thinly as possible. Stretch the pastry until it is almost see-through.

fill and roll

Step 4

Fill And Roll

Brush the melted butter over the pastry and sprinkle over the demerara sugar. Spoon the fruit filling in a line down one side of the pastry. Roll the pastry up around the filling and carefully transfer it to the hot baking tray.

finish and serve

Step 5

Finish And Serve

Transfer to your serving platter and dust with icing sugar. Serve the strudel with a generous helping of whipped cream or crème fraîche and the remaining 2 figs sliced on the side. Serves 6

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