Recipe by: Sue Chung Hoon Yoo
Source: Inspired by an online German recipe on
Serves: 8


  • 300gr Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 5 tbsp. Oil
  • 150ml lukewarm Water
  • 50gr Butter
  • 50gr Sultanas
  • 4 tbsp. Rum
  • 50gr minced Almonds
  • 100gr Butter
  • 50gr Bread, crumbs
  • 80gr Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 900gr Apples
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon


Step 1:

  • Mix together flour, salt, 4 tbsp. oil, 150ml lukewarm water
  • Knead dough until smooth, no longer than 8 min, then form into a ball
  • Rub remaining oil onto the ball and place on a plate
  • Heat some water in a pot large enough to cover the plate, then throw away water
  • Place the hot pot upside down on top of the plate and cover the dough for at least 30 min

Step 2:

  • Mix sultanas with rum and heat until liquid is absorbed
  • Roast almonds in a pan without oil or butter until golden, then put aside
  • Melt 40 g butter in a pan and add bread crumbs to roast
  • Add 40g sugar and let mixture cool down

Step 3:

  • Peel apples, take out seeds and cut into pieces of 5mm
  • Mix apples with lemon zest, lemon juice, sultanas, almonds, remaining sugar, cinnamon, salt.

Step 4:

  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • Melt remaining butter and put aside
  • Put some flour on a big kitchen towel and roll out dough on the towel
  • Lift up dough with both hands and pull apart with back of your hands (approx. 60cm x 60cm)
  • Put dough back on the kitchen towel and brush some of the melted butter on top of it until evenly covered
  • Distribute bread crumbs over the dough, leaving a rim of around 3 cm
  • Distribute apple mixture on the crumbs, leaving the same rim
  • Fold the rim on the right and left side onto the filling
  • Use kitchen towel to lightly roll up the dough (like a burrito)
  • Line baking tray with baking paper and place the Strudel with the seam side onto the tray
  • Brush remaining butter onto the Strudel
  • Bake for 30-35 min
  • Sprinkle icing sugar over the Strudel after taking it out from the oven
  • Enjoy with Vanilla sauce or Vanilla ice cream

Download PDF version here: German Apfelstrudel Sue Chung Hoon Yoo