In the mood for Strudel

first_imgApple strudel is thought to have derived from Bavaria or Austria. Made with a very thin elastic and springy pastry and filled with apple, this classic pastry makes a heart-warming winter dessert.The strudel can be sold as a whole piece or portioned as appropriate – we cut each 27-inch strip into 12 portions. We sell ours at £1.80 a slice. *Apple Mix recipeMackle apple, chopped apples, cinnamon, raisins, lemon zest Method1 Make the strudel paste and leave in the fridge over-night. Seal with vegetable oil to avoid drying out2 Dust liberally with flour. Roll out the dough until very thin (1.5mm thick)3 Place a cloth or sheet on a table. Take the thin layer and stretch it further so it completely covers the work surface. Hint: use the back of your hands to avoid tearing the dough. Use two people.4 Gently (the dough is almost see-through at this stage) brush butter over the whole surface. Lay out a layer of sponge crumb about 9cm wide and about 5cm from the edge of the surface.5 Make a pile of apple mix along the length – we use a triangular mould 27 inches long – and leave a small gap between each one.6 Carefully lift over and encase the apple in the dough. And roll into a giant “sausage”.7 Tear off each section and tuck the ends in, so the apple is completely sealed8 Place on trays lined with silicon paper and brush with butter.9 Sprinkle liberally with icing sugar. It is now ready to bake.10 Bake at 250?C for 10-12 minutes. Finish off with icing.center_img IngredientsStrudel paste, sponge crumbs, butter, apple mix*last_img read more

Serve indirect borrowers with convenient online payment solutions

first_img continue reading » Indirect lending programs grew substantially over the last several years due to intense competition in the auto lending industry. Credit unions, in particular, saw substantial growth in their auto loan portfolios, nearly 30% since 2012, according to Forbes. That’s due in part to an improved economy and can be attributed to their participation in indirect lending programs.With indirect lending programs, not only do you benefit by gaining a new auto loan for your portfolio, but there is the opportunity to deepen the relationship with those new borrowers by providing convenient payment solutions. Indirect borrowers have the largest need for a convenient method to make a payment on their auto loan—after all, this is currently the only relationship they have with you—and if your online banking solution is only available to current customers with checking and savings accounts, you’re leaving your indirect borrowers at a major disadvantage.We talk often about the importance of providing borrowers with convenient and secure payment options because we realize that falling behind the technology curve when it comes to banking options can cause borrowers to take their business elsewhere, and in this day and age of low auto interest rates and strong competition, lenders can’t afford to lose existing borrowers. If your current online payment option is not available to indirect borrowers, they are left with payment options that leave much to be desired:Call your financial institution—during business hours—and talk to one of your employees to submit their payment 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Adrenaline junkie Iain Miller has brought us another superb video this time from the beautiful, rugged island of OWEY.In the video Miller scales the STAG ROCKS which are located just off OWEY ISLAND. Miller has created some stunning videos exploring all the beauty Donegal has to offer and his latest instalment is another cracker. Miller’s work have done wonders for the Donegal tourism industry with his videos showcasing all the beauty and adventure our beautiful county has to offer.Simply click on the video above to watch and enjoy.DDTV: WATCH IAIN MILLER EXPLORE THE STUNNING STAG ROCKS OFF BEAUTIFUL OWEY ISLAND was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVFeaturesIain MillernewsOwey Islandlast_img read more