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Štrukli  - Traditional Croatian Winter Warmer recipe

Štrukli - Traditional Croatian Winter Warmer

by Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić (@chefmiska)
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Prep Time
1hr
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
1hr 20min
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Štrukli is a favourite of my homeland, Croatia. Found mostly in the Northern cooler areas of the diaspora, is is served as either a savoury entree or main, or a sweet dessert. Both ways are flavoursome and so welcome in the colder Winter weather of Northern Europe. There are no special ingredients, all mostly found at your local delicatessen or supermarket. Once you have mastered the dish you can dial it up and use your imagination. Dobar Tek (Bon Apetit)

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 200gms)

Ingredients - Dough

  • 250g
    Plain Flour
  • 1
    Eggs
  • 2
    dessert spoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1tbsp
    Water
  • pinch
    Salt

Ingredients - Filling

  • 2
    Eggs
  • 50g
    Butter
  • 300g
    Cottage Cheese (Ricotta)
  • 300g
    Crème Fresh
  • 100g
    Bread Crumbs
  • pinch
    Salt
  • 25g
    Paprika - Mild Powdered

Method

Method

    1. Make some dough from Flour, 1 Egg, 2 Dessert Spons vegetable oil, salt, warm water /Combine ingredients with hand or slow mixer with dough hook.
    1. Leave the dough mixture for 20 to 30 minutes, and then stretch the dough to a round shape 1 mm thick.
    1. Flour the surface to which the dough is stretched. (wooden board or pastry sheet)
    1. Make a stuffing of cottage cheese, cream fraiche, egg and salt and fill it over the dough except the edges. (as shown in the picture)
    1. Twist the dough from the middle until you make a circle.
    1. Carefully fold the edge and add water to seal edges
    1. Cut it to the lengths of 10 centimetres using a dinner plate/dough cutter
    1. A plate is better than the knife because it will immediately stick the ends of the štrukli.
    1. In a medium-sized pan, put the water to boil, and add the štrukli.
    1. Add some oil and salt and leave to boil for a few minutes.
    1. Be sure to add the salt to the water as it works well for the pasta to have a firmer texture.
    1. Fry the breadcrumbs in butter and spinkle over the Strukli
    1. Or: Lay in small oven proof dish, cover with creme fraiche, grated mozzarella, and sprinkle with paprika
    1. Bake at 180C for 15 mins until top is browned

Tips & Tricks

  1. Mix dry paprika and breadcrumbs and sprinkle over Strukli prior to baking

Reviews

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Definitely a unique dish. Th wife and I liked it. Can;t wait to try more croatian recipes.

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Recipe by

Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić

(@chefmiska)

Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić is a Croatian/Australian dual citizen, born in Western Australia, who's families migrated from Croatia in the 1920s. Originally... Read More

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