Nusstrudel or Mohnstrudel is one of the Austrian speciality.. had it for the very first time when we were visiting hb's aunt in Gratz.. she had told us not to take along any desert as she had baked something special for us to munch there.. anyway judging by the amt of butter it uses.. u wud have guess how delicious this pastry/bread is... doesnt use much ingredients but the taste is simply awesome! u can use nut as fillings or use mohn ( ahem.. u do ur own translation ok) if u happen to have it in ur pantry..
Am in love with the taste and the texture and ohhhhhh the fillings of this strudel.. ty to hb's aunt and to my SIL for sharing with me this wonderful recipe and ahem SIL.. it cant be 60g of yeast hahahha... ur bro did a little googling and it actually uses 20g of yeast which we later found out thats abt 7g of instant yeast.. nevertheless am grateful I had the chance to taste something different when we were there... ty for ur hospitality and ty for being a good baby sitter to little Sonia... errr can u come and be our babysitter permenantly in S'pore?? muahahha... Missing you loads!
660g Flour (I used 330g of flour and 330g of bread flour)
20g yeast (7g of instant yeast)
pinch of salt (next time i will use 1/2 tsp)
approx 1/4 ltr Milk (abt 250ml)
400 ml Water
400g ground Nuts or Mohn if ur making mohnstrudel
1. Crumble the salted flour and the butter. Knead together with Sugar, yeast & milk into a smooth dough and then cool.
2. In the meantime prepare the filling. Bring to boil Water, Butter and sugar. Mix in remaining ingredients to a smooth texture. Let it cool. Divide dough into 3 parts and then roll out each part into a rectangle. Layer with filling and roll.
3. Glaze with eggyolk and poke 20 times with a fork.
4. Bake at 150-170deg for 30mins.
Note: I dumped everything in my breadmaker.. let it do its magic for an hr or so.. gv a light punch and roll it out.. spread filling and roll it like ur making swiss rolls.. oh yes my SIL also said that u can make this as kipferl (sort of croissant), then use half the filling instead of all... oh another thing.. since i get 3 strudels out of this recipe.. i used nutella as filling in one of the studel (thats for Sonia consumptions hehehe)
I bought the readymade fillings and added 7 tbsp of milk to it..