Cherry strudel puff pastry

Servings: 12 Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Cherry strudel recipe of which you will readbelow, is one of the variations of this delicious pastry that came to us from Germany. It is considered a classic Viennese strudel with apples, but bake it with different fillings: from sweet - with all kinds of berries, to savory - with cabbage, meat, potatoes, mushrooms and so on.

The main thing is to understand the principle of baking: preparing the pastry as thin as possible and rolled cloth napkin, to make it easier was it to fold into a roll. Sloenost test is provided by multi-layer folding.

Strudel (ie roll itself) becomes quitelong. It is baked by bending in the form of the letter "P" or turning up, if you want to put it on a round baking tray. Still it is possible to cut a long piece of strudel at 2-3, but this option is suitable if you are using a fairly dry stuffing - potatoes or meat - or it will leak and burn on a baking sheet.

Ingredients for "Cherry strudel puff pastry":

For the dough:

  • 3 cups white flour;
  • 1 large egg;
  • 10 tablespoons of melted butter;
  • 1/2 cup warm water.

For filling:

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts;
  • 3/4 cup sugar;
  • 300 g frozen or canned cherries, pitted;
  • 3/4 cup of white breadcrumbs;
  • 2-3 tbsp. tablespoons of powdered sugar.

Recipe "Cherry strudel puff pastry":

cherry strudel recipe
In a large bowl combine the flour, egg, melted butter and a glass of water. Knead a smooth, elastic dough. Wrap with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes.

cherry strudel recipe
Place the oven rack to the middle level andheat it to 200 gr.S. Cherries hold on the screen for 20 minutes to drain excess juice could. In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, sugar, cherry and breadcrumbs.

cherry strudel recipe
For rolling the dough I use sheetparchment paper the size 48h72 cm (you can use is about the size of a towel), which I laid out on the desktop. Sprinkle it lightly with flour. Roll out the dough as thin as possible, as long as it does not take a whole sheet of parchment paper (ideally dough should shine if you use a kitchen towel, through the dough should be visible patterns on the fabric).

cherry strudel recipe
Lightly lubricate the edge of the dough with water.

cherry strudel recipe
Spread the cherry filling on the dough, leaving a free edge of the dough to 3 cm on all sides.

cherry strudel recipe
Using the parchment paper (or kitchen towel), in order to bend the dough, fold the edges of the dough on the left and the right.

cherry strudel recipe
And then, just bending the sheet of dough with the help of paper, start rolling the dough into a roll away from you, until you have formed a tight roll right.

cherry strudel recipe
If you have made a good, thick roll of stuffing inside, you can start to transfer it to the pan.

cherry strudel recipe
Cover the pan for this same parchment paper, grease it with oil and to shift the first one end of the roll, and then another, placing it on a baking sheet with the letter "P".

cherry strudel recipe
Brush the strudel on top of the remaining melted butter. Bake for 30-40 minutes (or until golden brown).

cherry strudel recipe
Check the strudel on the readiness of wooden toothpick: Pierce roll in the center - if the toothpick will come out moist but not smeared in the test - ready strudel.

cherry strudel recipe
Sprinkle with powdered sugar strudel. Serve warm or cooled down to room temperature. Strudel with cherries blends well with ice cream or whipped cream, as well as cocoa, coffee or tea.
Bon Appetit!

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