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Strudel Pastry Recipe  Veg  HT  CD  CBF  15mins plus resting


A traditional Austrian strudel pastry recipe


Makes approx. 225g/8oz   Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  Pastries  Baked Fayre  Germany German  Austria  Austrian  Europe




225g/8oz Strong Plain Flour

1 teasp Salt

3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Approx 150ml/5fl.oz. Warm Water

Melted butter - for brushing





1. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, add the oil and water and mix to a ball with your hands.


2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth then return to the bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rest for 1 hour.


3. After the resting period, turn onto a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough quite thinly, cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rest for 15 minutes. 


4. To use, stretch the pastry very thinly into a larger rectangle. Brush with butter before using.




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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack


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