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Strudel Dough Recipe
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Strudel Dough

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"Any filling can be baked inside this easy, basic strudel dough!"

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Original recipe makes 2 strudels Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix sugar, eggs and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a small bowl. Quickly stir into the flour mixture. Mix in approximately 1/2 the water. Knead into a soft, pliable dough, using more of the water as necessary.
  3. Cover dough with a tea towel and allow to sit at least 1 hour while desired filling is prepared. To use, divide into two parts, roll flat on a lightly floured surface and lightly brush with remaining vegetable oil. Fill and bake as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2008

I made this recipe following the exact instructions, but the next time, I might add all the water at the same time (or at least more than 1/2) because the dough was a little dense (not very soft or pliable) and difficult to roll out. I tried rolling it out to be almost paper thin and was able to accomplish 1/16th of an inch for most if it, and was glad I did because one of the previous revieiwers was right when she said it can get pretty difficult to eat when thick. As it was, it was perfect. As for the fillings, I tried 1)ham and cheese 2)blue cheese dressing, chicken, and hot sauce 3) pepperoni and cheese. What i learned is that for this dough, the wetter the filling, the better the end result. My ham and pepperoni rolls were quite dry while my buffalo chicken roll was perfect - the tons of blue cheese dressing prevented drying out of the dough in the oven. As for the baking temperatures and times: I tried some strudels at 425 - not a good idea. The best seemed to be the ones at 350 for about 15-20 minutes - also, be sure to not let the strudels get too brown if you roll your dough out very thinly. A slight golden color is plenty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2010

This is NOT a strudel dough! A strudel dough is traditionally stretched so thin that you can see newsprint through it. Phyllo (filo) is very similar to it. It is not possible to roll dough out even close to thin enough to be a true strudel dough. This is a pastry dough, yes, but most certainly NOT a strudel dough by far! If you want something traditional, seek elsewhere


15 Ratings

Feb 25, 2005

hmm, pretty good. be sure to roll the dough out so its not thick at all. it can get pretty hard to eat if its thick. i filled my strudels with an apple sauce and sprinkled some sugar on top, it tasted pretty good. much more satisfying than to eat store-bought strudels as you can be actually aware of what you're eating. try using whole-wheat flour.

Jul 30, 2008

I thought this recipe for dough was pretty good. It tasted nice and I used raspberry preserves and cream cheese for the filling. I made a nice topping for my strudel too.....1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup white or confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. groud cinnamon and half a stick of butter cubed small. I mix all of this together and pour generously on top. It makes the top a little sweet and cruchy. It can also be modified to add groud nuts or fruit. My strudel only took about 15 mins. at 400 degrees and I had a great dessert.

Sep 07, 2010

This dough was so dry, tough, and bland, it was really disappointing. If I had it to do over again, I would have chosen to cut butter into the dry ingredients like you would a pie crust, to help it be more flaky, but I likely won't even bother trying this again in the future.

Oct 09, 2003

Easy to make, but not too interesting a flavor either. I could see filling it with something with strong, dark flavor - meats and peppered vegetables. I used fresh peach filling, and the strudel dough seemed bland.

Apr 11, 2011

This is the noodle dough I use to make mom's strudela recipe. The trick is to make sure to let it set for at least an hour so that it is easier to work with and be able to stretch it thin

Feb 27, 2003

Really good. Not very difficult to make. I used it for lamb with dried tomatoes strudel. Turn out excelent.


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  • Calories
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 140 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 390 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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