Introduction: Classic Apple Strudel

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The traditional strudel dough is very thin and elastic. It is rolled out and stretched by hand until almost transparent. Apple strudel (Apfelstrudel) is one of the most known kinds of strudel and is considered one of the national dishes of Austria.

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Strudel Dough
Flour - 250 grams

Water - 200 ml

Vegetable oil - 25 grams

Salt - ½ teaspoon

Sugar - 1 teaspoon

Apple Filling

Acidic apples (Granny Smith or another kind) - 1.5 kg

Raisins - 70 grams

Rum - 2 tablespoons

Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon

Breadcrumbs - 90 grams

Butter - 100 grams

Sugar - 100 grams

Powdered sugar - 4 tablespoons

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Soak 70 grams of raisins in two tablespoons of rum.

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To make the strudel dough, sift 250 grams of flour into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mixing on low speed using the hook attachment, add ½-teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar.

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Gradually add 200 ml (7 fl oz) of water. Mix for a few minutes until blended, add 25 grams (1 oz) of vegetable oil and mix for another 10-12 minutes, until smooth and very elastic.

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Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set aside for one hour at room temperature.

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Make the apple filling: Peel and core 1.5 kg of Granny Smith or another kind of acidic apples. Slice into 3-4 mm (1/7 inch) thick pieces. Strudel is a delicious sweet or savory pastry. Visit for a savory cabbage strudel.

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Mix the sliced apples with a flat teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 100 grams of sugar. Add the raisins and mix well.

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Cover the work surface with a large cloth and sprinkle with flour. Cut the dough in half, set one portion aside and cover. We are going to show you two different techniques for rolling the strudel.

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Gently stretch the dough from the center out, until very thin and the linen is visible through it. Trim the thicker edge.

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Brush the dough with some melted butter; sprinkle with powdered sugar and with about 50 grams of breadcrumbs.

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Spread half of the apple filling evenly over the dough. Roll up the dough, use the linen to help you roll. Transfer the strudel to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar.

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Roll the second strudel: Dust the linen cloth and your hands with flour. Use a rolling pin and roll the dough as thinly as you can. Then use your hands and stretch it until very thin and almost transparent. Trim the thicker edge. Brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar. add about 50 grams of breadcrumbs into the remaining apple filling and mix.

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Place the apple filling in a strip along the edge of the dough.

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Lift the linen quickly and assertively to roll the strudel.

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Tuck the edges under the strudel, brush with melted butter, dust with powdered sugar and transfer to the baking sheet.

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Bake the strudel at 200°C for 40 minutes, until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar, serve and enjoy! Thank you for using our recipes! Visit our website for a rose bouquet cake and for other delicious recipes!


cookingwithbenji (author)2016-05-09

Apple strudel is one of my all time favourites, never actually made it but your instructable is great so really no reason not to try now :p

Thanks :) You should make it! Homemade apple strudel is divine!

I will certainly give it a try. It always reminds me of my childhood with lots of custard :)

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