500 g (1 lb 2 oz) flour
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) cottage cheese
100 ml (1/2 cup) sour cream
1 tsp salt
TOPPING for boiled Strukli:
70 g (2.5 oz)butter
100 g (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs
TOPPING for baked Strukli:
300 ml (1 1/2 cup) cream
1 egg yolk
- DOUGH: Combine all ingredients. Knead the dough until bubbles start to form and dough becomes smooth. Coat the surface with oil, cover with a clean cloth and let rest about 30 minutes.
- FILLING: Combine all ingredients.
- ASSEMBLE: Spread flour on a large table-cloth. Roll the dough out thin* (on the table-cloth), brush with melted butter and fill with filling. Roll by filling the edge of the table-cloth on which the dough was rolled out. Cut into two inche pieces. You can either boil or bake strukli.
- a) BOILED STRUKLI: Place strukli in boiling water salted water and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Once they begin to float, remove with a slotted spoon.
Melt butter in a skillet over moderate heat; add the breadcrumbs and sauté until golden. Sprinkle the strukli with the breadcrumbs.b) BAKED STRUKLI: Combine cream and egg yolk. Place strukli into greased casserole dish. Pour over topping. Bake in 175 C (350 F) oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
*NOTE: There has been some misunderstanding about the process of making strukli. The dough needs to be VERY THIN (like strudel dough). I found two videos on YouTube to show you how to make it, until I make some photos myself.
Strukli is my favourite food easy on stomach especialy cooked one. I cut them like a triangle and have liquid as soup. dobar tek
I found it odd that strukli is listed under desserts. That’s a mistake, right? Because…so far as I know…it was never intended to be a dessert. If it was…our grandmother was feeding it to us wrong! 😀 She was an immigrant’s daughter from Zagreb, and throughout our youth she cooked a lot of Croatian dishes for us, strukli, sarma, povitica, and many other things. Can’t say I ever heard, nor thought, that strukli was a dessert. heh
It is hard to say what strukli really are. Some people serve them as appetizer, others cook them in soup, while some (like my family) eat them as dessert – sprinkled with some sugar.
Thank you for this recipe….can’t wait to try it….my grandmom and mom made this for us when we were kids.
My maternal grandparents were from Vivodina Croatia. My grandmother made strukli frequently adding green onions and sometimes putting it in soup.
My husband grew up in Bribir Croatia and claimed this was peasant food laughing and making fun out of me when I was searching for the recipe.
My laugh was on him when I showed him where a well known hotel in Zagreb was known for its strukli.
I prefer my grandmothers recipes to whatever was not considered peasant food in Bribir.