Hungarian Cherry Strudel

Authentic Hungarian strudel recipes 2022 – how to make Hungarian cherry strudel with phyllo pastry in 14 steps at home.

Easy cherry cake recipe to make classic cherry strudel in the authentic Hungarian style with fresh ingredients like sweet black cherries or sour cherries and phyllo pastry.

Learn in this baking video how to make cherry strudel at home from scratch using an authentic strudel recipe from Hungary!

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➡️ What ingredients do you need to make cherry strudel? ❓

Fresh Cherries

1) 1 kg/35 oz of seedless cheery or sour cherry
2) 400 g/14 oz of phyllo pastry (12 sheets)
3) 50 g/2 oz of butter
4) 12 tbsp of semolina
5) 12 tbsp of granulated sugar
6) 1 egg
7) some powdered sugar for garnishing

➡️ How to make Hungarian cherry strudel from scratch? ❓

Hungarian Cherry Strudel Recipe

1) remove seeds and put cherries into a bowl
2) separate 2 pastry sheets, melt butter, then brush the pastry with butter just like in the video
3) add again two sheets, brush them as well
4) place a tablespoon of semolina into a strip over buttered pastry sheets
5) put about 1/3 (300 g/12 oz) of cherries over the semolina strip
6) sprinkle over cherries 4 tablespoons of sugar
7) sprinkle 3 tablespoons of semolina over sugar
8) bend pastry edges inwards, then roll sheets as tightly as possible just like in the video
9) put the strudel on a tray with baking paper, then continue identically with the rest of the ingredients (finally, you’ll have 3 rolls)
10) break the egg, then beat it with a fork and brush each cherry strudel on top
11) make some notches into rolls to get steam out during baking
12) put the tray into the preheated oven at 180 C/360 F and wait until Hungarian cherry strudel is golden brown
13) take the tray out from the oven when the cake is ready, then wait to cool to room temperature
14) cut the Hungarian cherry strudel into pieces of the desired size and sprinkle over powdered sugar abundantly (optional)

➡️ What is strudel? ❓

Did You Know That?

Strudel is a type of sweet pastry in Austria and some neighboring countries, commonly with layers of dough that have been brushed with butter, sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes raisins, nuts, and fruits.
It is traditionally baked in a large, open, round baking dish, and can be eaten plain or with a variety of toppings.
Strudel is served for dessert but is also commonly consumed for breakfast, as a snack, or as a part of a larger meal.
The word “strudel” is of German origin, and means ‘a rope’ or ‘bundled up’. The dish takes its name from the fact that the traditional type of strudel is typically made using a long strip of dough that is folded and twisted into a shape, often having a spiral shape.
The dough is often coated in a sweet glaze to enhance the flavor.

➡️ What is Hungarian strudel? ❓

Did You Know That?

Hungarian strudel is a traditional sweet version of the dish, which is commonly found in Hungarian cuisine and is usually served for dessert.
The traditional filling for a Hungarian strudel is soaked brioche dough, which is then wrapped around a filling of fruit, cream, and/or nuts.
Today, the most common fillings for a Hungarian strudel are apples, poppy seeds, and nuts, however, the dish is also often filled with savory ingredients such as ground meat or mushrooms.
The strudel is typically shaped by hand, rolled out thin, and then cut into squares. Strudel dough itself is a traditional food in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Hungary.

➡️ Baking tips for the Hungarian cherry strudel recipe 🔎

As mentioned above, strudel is a layered pastry cake with some filling, which is usually sweet.

Most popular strudel fillings include cow cheese and fruits, from which apple is very popular.

It seems that strudel was invented by Austrian bakers during the Habsburg Empire. However, strudel recipes are very popular in many Eastern European countries that were included in the empire.

Because it’s very tasty, this Hungarian strudel is one of the most popular homemade cake recipes in the country. Cherry or sour cherry strudel recipe is typical for Hungary, but you’ll find it also in other countries where live Hungarian such as Romania or Slovakia.

The cheery or sour cherry strudel recipe is very tasty. As a result, I make it any time I have fresh cherries. However, you can make this Hungarian cherry strudel recipe with canned cherries as well.

Regarding pastry used for Hungarian strudel, you can prepare it at home or buy it from the store. Because making homemade pastry is a very time-consuming process, almost everybody chooses to use the commercial version. However, there is no quality difference, so there isn’t worth the effort to make pastry at home.

There is very important to wait until fresh cherry strudel is cold and then cut it off. Otherwise, the filling flows out from dough sheets because it’s soft.

If you use sour cherries instead of sweet cherries, you need to add extra 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of semolina to this Hungarian strudel recipe.

Enjoy the Hungarian cherry strudel recipe from scratch!

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