Recipes / Homemade Strudel Dough

Homemade Strudel Dough

By Mark Bittman

Published March 4, 2020

Makes: About 1 pound, enough for 1 large strudel Time: About 45 minutes, plus time to rest Like Phyllo Dough, this requires a little elbow grease; most strudel recipes call for store- bought phyllo or puff pastry, which both work inter- changeably with this dough for any strudel recipe. But the homemade version, as always, has superior flavor and texture, and it’s fun to stretch by hand. By the time you’re done, it should be thin enough that you could…

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Makes:
About 1 pound, enough for 1 large strudel

Time:
About 45 minutes, plus time to rest

Like Phyllo Dough, this requires a little elbow grease; most strudel recipes call for store- bought phyllo or puff pastry, which both work inter- changeably with this dough for any strudel recipe. But the homemade version, as always, has superior flavor and texture, and it’s fun to stretch by hand. By the time you’re done, it should be thin enough that you could read the newspaper through it. Don’t skip the bread flour or the vinegar; both are key to making a stretchy but light dough.


INGREDIENTS

3 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for greasing
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt