Strudla


Strudla is a traditional Austrian dish, typically made with a sweet filling such as poppy seeds, nuts, and raisins. It can be served as a main course or dessert, and is often served with vanilla sauce or whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 500g of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 100ml of water
  • 100ml of sunflower oil
  • Filling of your choice

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt, water, and sunflower oil to form a dough.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to form a rectangle.
  4. Spread the filling over the dough, leaving a 2cm border.
  5. Roll up the dough, starting from one of the long sides.
  6. Brush the strudla with a little water and sprinkle with some flour.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

You could use any type of flour you like for this recipe, such as wholemeal or gluten-free. The water can be replaced with milk for a richer dough. And if you want a savoury version, simply omit the sugar from the recipe. Some other fillings you could try are cheese, spinach, or mushrooms.

What other food it works well with

Strudla goes well with other traditional Austrian dishes such as Wiener schnitzel and potato salad. It also goes well with a dollop of vanilla sauce or whipped cream.

Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes people make when making strudla are not rolling the dough out thinly enough, not using enough filling, and not baking it for long enough.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in carbohydrates and fat.

Allergens

This recipe contains gluten, wheat, and eggs.


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