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Embark on a culinary journey through Slovenia with our Štruklji recipe, a cherished dish that represents the country's savory culinary traditions. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of making Štruklji, a delectable pastry roll filled with various fillings, while exploring its cultural significance.
Štruklji is more than just a dish it's a symbol of Slovenia's rich culinary heritage. This versatile pastry roll can be filled with sweet or savory ingredients, offering a delightful blend of flavors that locals and visitors alike adore.
Ingredients You'll Need:
For the Dough:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of water
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
For the Filling (Savory):
2 cups of cottage cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream
Chopped chives (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Start by making the dough. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of water, 1 egg, a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic, then cover it and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. For savory Štruklji, combine 2 cups of cottage cheese, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of sour cream, chopped chives (to taste), and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Assembling and Cooking Štruklji:
Roll out the rested dough into a thin rectangle on a floured surface.
Spread the prepared savory filling evenly over the rolled-out dough.
Carefully roll the dough into a log, starting from one of the longer sides.
Cut the rolled dough into smaller sections.
Place the Štruklji sections into a greased baking dish.
Bake the Štruklji in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 30-40 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
Once baked, serve these delightful savory Štruklji, celebrating their rich flavor and cultural significance.