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Strudel Paste


  • 1/2 teaspoonful butter
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • a little salt
  • yolk of 1 egg
  • flour
  • filling of stewed preserved or fresh fruit or fruit marmalade


Put the butter with the warm milk, salt and yolk into a bowl and mix it with sufficient sifted flour to make a soft dough; put the dough on to a floured board and work it with the hands for 10 minutes; it should be soft, but not stick to the hands; brush the paste over with a little warm water; rinse out a bowl with boiling water and put it over the paste; let it lay 1/2 hour; after that time has elapsed cover a kitchen table with a white cloth, dust with flour, put the dough in center of table and pull it out as thin as possible, like paper; when one side is pulled out lay a rolling pin on it while you pull out the other side; then pull out the edges all around, brush it over with melted butter and spread over a filling of stewed preserved or fresh fruit or fruit marmalade; rice, farina, chocolate or creams may also be used; after the filling is put on lift the cloth up at one end and roll the strudel up like a music roll; butter a large, round pan (not too deep) thickly with butter, put one end of the strudel in the center of pan and turn the other end around it so as to give it the shape of a snake curled up; brush the strudel over with melted butter and bake till a light brown and well done in a medium hot oven; when ready slip the strudel into a dish, sprinkle thickly with sugar and serve. It may be eaten hot or cold, with or without sauce. If 2 small strudels are to be made of this quantity the paste should be divided into 2 parts before pulling it apart. It may also be baked in the pan straight.


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Desserts and Salads (1920).

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