How To Make Strudel Dough

Strudel is one of the greatest things to come out of the Eastern European culinary world. But strudel doesn’t even come close to being strudel if you don’t get the dough right. Similar to a filo dough, it’s light, flakey, buttery and doesn’t fall apart when you bite into it, a major plus when it comes to crumbly pastries. It’s also one of those great gifts to the pastry world as it can be acceptably eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Strudel is one of the main pastries served in countries like Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia but its big claim to fame came from the Austrian’s. Strudel is also a German word that means “whirlpool” referring to the layers upon layers of thin pastry that the dessert contains. The most important thing to remember about making strudel dough is that the dough needs to be worked thoroughly. Legend has it that it should be thin enough to read a love letter through it, but that’s only for crazy pastry perfectionists.

We don’t go as far as that in this online cooking class, but we will show you how to make an absolute delicious strudel dough. All that’s next after that is to pick your favorite filling: apple, cherry, plum, pumpkin, cheese…the choice is yours!

Strudel Dough
2 lbs bread flour
18 oz water
1/2 oz salt
3 eggs
2 oz vegetable oil

  1. Combine flour, salt, egg and water in a bowl. Mix until dough forms a ball.
  2. Apply oil to dough, cover in plastic and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll onto flour pastry cloth. Stretch dough by hand.
  4. Drizzle dough with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  5. Place apples on one end and roll dough. Apply butter to help the roll stick.
  6. Place on a baking sheet, brush with butter and bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.
  7. Let sit for 10 minutes. Cut, add powdered sugar and serve warm.


  1. i am using a kitchen aid mixer. i was told to use cold water. what speed should this mixed at. and approx. and how many minutes.

  2. Hi Bud,

    Thanks for watching! We recommend using the mixer on medium until the dough forms into a ball. Times could be varying but it will most likely take less than 5 minutes.

    Hope this helps!