09/02/2013 Strudels


Recipe Courtesy of Bernie Huber
1 pkg active fast rising yeast
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
Dissolve 1 package of active fast rising yeast in 1/4 cup of hot water. Once the yeast is dissolved, add 1 cup of luke warm water.
Mix the last 4 ingredients together and then add the yeast mixture.
Let the dough rise for 2 hours in a bowl covered with a clean dish towel.
When you are ready to roll the strudels out, cut the dough into 4 separate parts so it’s easier to work with. Roll out the dough and then stretch it the rest of the way as thin as you can. Rub a little bit of oil over the dough and roll them up. After the dough is rolled into a log, roll out the dough log into a longer, thinner log of dough. Cut into 2-3 inch pieces.
Let the strudels set and rise for about 45 minutes before cooking.
To cook the strudels:
Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a pan or electric skillet and put about 1 1/2 to 2 cups water in with it. Once the water is boiling, place the strudels in the pan.
The strudels will need to cook for about 15-25 minutes at about 300 degrees or medium-low heat, depending on how closely you put them together. Smell for the scent of baking dough and listen for them to begin frying to know when they are done.