Definition of strudel
: a pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked apple strudel
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Jägerhaus serves Barock Dunkel and many other German delights, including goulash, bratwurst and strudel.
Potica is a typical highly nutritious Slovenian festive strudel with nuts, poppy seeds, cottage cheese, chocolate, tarragon, leek or honey fillings.
Rather than being rolled and stretched, as with phyllo and strudel, the warka pastry at this bakery was made round, like a crepe, by holding the sticky ball of dough in one hand and tapping it, bit by bit, around the flat surface of a hot iron pan.
Hillman grew up cooking Jewish foods by her mother’s side and many of the recipes, including her apple strudel, were handed down in her family for generations.
Bayer’s Kolonialwaren Bakery, in its 40th year, is the go-to stand for strudels, fruit kolaches and Reuben egg rolls.
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strudel Has German Roots
The word strudel first appeared in English in the late 19th century, but the confection the word refers to is likely much older. The strudel is Austrian in origin, and its name comes from the German word Strudel, meaning "whirlpool" - which the pastry resembles when cut to reveal its thin sheet of dough rolled around the filling. Strudels can be sweet or savory, but the sweet apple strudel is the most famous.
Origin and Etymology of strudel
German, literally, whirlpool
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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Definition of strudel for English Language Learners
: a German pastry made of thin dough rolled up with fruit filling and baked
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