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Cheese Strudel

by Kevin Enser

Ever since I saw your recipe for making strudel with puff pastry; there has been no stopping me. Just made cheese strudel.
Ingredients:


  • 1 pkg Puff Pastry (2 sheets)
  • 1 Container (16 Oz) Cottage Cheese
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (1/2 package)
  • 1/3 Cup melted Butter
  • 2 Egg Yokes
  • 3 Tablespoon Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Zest-optional

Instructions:

  • Lay out 2 sheets of thawed puff pastry and roll out to about 15"X12" on floured surface
  • Soften cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl
  • Melt butter in Microwave safe bowl in microwave
  • Drain water from cottage cheese by pushing through colander or strainer
  • Blend cottage cheese and cream cheese together along with other ingredients except the butter which will be brushed on each layer of puff pastry.
  • Spread the mixture on each sheet of Puff Pastry staying in about 2 inches from sides and about 1/2 way across dough on narrow side of dough.. Fold over dough containing mixture and brush with melted butter, fold over 2 inches of ends of dough sheet & flip over again and brush with butter. Cut diagonal slits at an angle in top of strudel.
  • Bake on a greased sheet pan at 375 degrees for 30 min. Check and if dough hasn't puffed and isn't browned on top, put in for another 5 min or more.

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