Cherry Strudel Recipes

Cherry Strudel Recipe

Ingredients :

250g/ 2.25 cups

75g/ 2/3 cup


150g/ 10 tbsp


strong plain flour

plain flour

egg, beaten

butter, melted

100ml/ 3.5 fl oz/ scant 1/2 cup warm water sifted icing sugar, for dredging

For the Filling

65g/ 2.5 oz/ generous 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

115g/ 4 oz/ generous 1/2 cup caster sugar

675g/ 1.5 lb cherries, stoned

40g/ 3/4 cup day-old breadcrumbs

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC (400oF), Gas 6.
  2. Sift the flours together into a warm bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre, add the egg, 115g/ 4oz/ 1/2 cup of the melted butter and the water.
  4. Mix to a smooth, pliable dough, adding a little extra flour if required.
  5. Leave wrapped in clear firm for 30 minutes to rest.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, sugar, cherries and breadcrumbs.
  7. Lay our a clean dish towel and sprinkle it with flour.
  8. Carefully roll out the dough until it covers the towel.
  9. The dough should be as thin as possible, so that you can see the design on the cloth through it.
  10. Dampen the edges with water.
  11. Spread the cherry filling over the pastry, leaving a gap all the way around the edge, about 2.5cm/ 1 in wide.
  12. Roll up the pastry carefully with the side edges folded in over the filling to prevent it from coming out.
  13. Use the dish towel to help you roll the pastry.
  14. Brush the strudel with the remaining melted butter.
  15. Place on a baking sheet and curl into a horseshoe shape.
  16. Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  17. Dredge with icing sugar and serve warm or cold.

Serves 8-10

While quite time-consuming to make, cherry strudel, with its light-as-air texture and fruity filling, is well worth the effort.

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