An unusual and delicious filling, pleasantly spicy and fascinating, here is the strudel with pears and chocolate. Because there is always a desire for something sweet, which gives energy and taste. And if this dessert is made with an eye on health, well, then it's truly irresistible. In fact, in this strudel there are no eggs, butter or margarine and the aroma is made unmistakable by the dark chocolate, rich source of antioxidants, and by the vanilla and cinnamon spices that contribute to keep blood sugar under control, are anti-inflammatory and fat burning.
1 roll of puff pastry without hydrogenated fats
40 grams of dark chocolate
50 grams of amaretti cookies (or normal cookies if you don't find amaretti)
30 grams of dried fruit including hazelnuts, almonds and cashews
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Clean the pears, peel them, divide them in half and remove the core. Cut the pears into small pieces. Coarsely chop the chocolate, dried fruit and cookies. Set aside a couple of tablespoons of chopped cookies, mix the rest of the cookies, pears, chocolate, nuts, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl. Roll out the puff pastry on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Spread the cookies kept aside on the bottom, then the mixture of pears and chocolate, making sure to leave a small edge. Now turn the cake so that one of the two longer sides is next to you. Calmly, lift this side and wrap the cake around itself. Then close the ends by sealing the dough with your fingers. Make small cuts with a knife on the surface of the cake. Brush with a little vegetable milk and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35 minutes.