Austrian-Hungarian Poppy Seed Strudel, Rétes


  • layered ready-made pastry
  • 200 g Ground Poppy Seed
  • sugar
  • oil
  • raisins and sour cherry compote

Actually it is a very simple recipe to make. 

  • Spred out the ready-made layered pastry sheets on a wet kitchen towel, gently. Take them apart very carefully. 
  • Take one of the layers at the time end brush with oil. For one Strudel roll, lay 2-3 sheets on each other, each oiled separetaly on the wet kitchen towel.
  • Prepere the filling: mix the ground Poppy Seeds with a sprincle of milk and 150 g sugar. We used to add some raisins end sour cherry compote. Mix it well.
  • Put the filling on one edge of the pastry, use the kitchen towel to roll up gently.
  • Place them on a greased baking tray, brush the top with oil.
  • Preheat the owen to 180 degrees Celsius, and bake them for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. 
  • Serve it with sprinkled icing sugar.

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