Almond Strudel as in Sopron

Soproni Mandulás Rétes


  • cup melted lard or butter
  • ¾ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 6 whole eggs, separated
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup ground almonds


  1. Let the prepared strudel dough dry for 10 minutes. Then sprinkle it with some of the melted lard or butter, and spread jam on top.
  2. Whip the egg yolks with sugar. Add ground almonds.
  3. Whip egg whites till very stiff, and gently fold them into the almond mixture.
  4. Fill top half of strudel sheet with the mixture. Then roll the dough (see basic recipe).
  5. Sprinkle the rolled dough with more of the melted fat. Place it gently and loosely, without patting it down, on the baking sheet. Bake the strudel for about 30 minutes, or till it’s golden crisp.