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Strukli
Ethnicity:Slovenian     Food Type:Desserts
Preparation Time:n/a     Servings:n/a     Author: Rosie I.

Ingredients:
  • flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Filling
  • Sprinkle ground walnuts over the entire dough. Fold the edges of the dough onto the table and sprinkle those areas with walnuts. Roll the dough tightly. I like to roll the dough from both sides so that they meet in the middle of the table. This way the rolls aren't too thick. Cut the rolls into foot long sections and seal the ends by pinching them together. Roll sections into lightly oiled tinfoil (be sure to seal the ends).
  • Cooking Instructions
  • To cook, boil rolls for 20 mins. Remove the Strukli from foil and slice into bite sized pieces. Fry the dumplings in butter.
  • Serve with sugar lightly sprinkled on top.
  • Steps:
  • Begin by mixing 4 cups of flour with salt in a large bowl. In a separate container mix wet ingredients: vinegar, oil, and hot water. Slowly blend the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. The result will be something that looks like gooey soup.
  • Now, slowly add flour until the dough gets thick enough to knead. Stara mama (grandma) used to say to knead the dough until it is "soft like a baby's bottom." I don't know what that means but I hope that is a good enough description for you to go by. When done place a small amount of oil in a bowl and roll the dough in it. Cover the bowl (with cloth or a plastic bag) and let it sit for 1 hr. The dough can be prepared the night before and left in the fridge.
  • Stretching the dough:
  • Cover a large table with a cotton sheet. Sprinkle flour over the table. Place dough in the center of the table and dust it with flour. Use a rolling pin to roll out dough as much as you can (go in the long direction of the table first). The dough should be approximately 3-4 feet long and 2.5 feet wide. Rub melted butter over the surface of the rolled out dough and let it stand for 15 min.
  • Put flour on your hands and lift the dough on one edge. Pull at the dough by placing your hand underneath and gently sliding it towards the outer edge (again go lengthwise first). The dough should eventually be thin enough that you can see through it.
  • Filling
  • Sprinkle ground walnuts over the entire dough. Fold the edges of the dough onto the table and sprinkle those areas with walnuts. Roll the dough tightly. I like to roll the dough from both sides so that they meet in the middle of the table. This way the rolls aren't too thick. Cut the rolls into foot long sections and seal the ends by pinching them together. Roll sections into lightly oiled tinfoil (be sure to seal the ends).
  • Cooking Instructions
  • To cook, boil rolls for 20 mins. Remove the Strukli from foil and slice into bite sized pieces. Fry the dumplings in butter.
  • Serve with sugar lightly sprinkled on top.