We Know Strudel
Little Austria® specializes in traditional Austrian premium strudels and creative new takes on the flaky, delicious dessert. Strudels from our ovens are made with highest quality and locally sourced ingredients. Every strudel dough is carefully stretched by hand, then filled with juicy, orchard picked apples or soft and sweet farmers cheese, before being rolled to become what is the most popular pastry in Austria.
Little Austria's apple strudels are made without preservatives, artificial extras, corn syrup and palm oil.
All apple strudels we make are vegan!
TWO AUSTRIANS ON A MISSION TO BRING DELICIOUS, AUTHENTIC STRUDEL TO THE U.S.
Little Austria was started by two young Austrians, Berni and Helene, who were on a mission to find authentic strudel in the United States. Not finding what they were looking for, they decided to take things into their own hands.
Starting out of a shared kitchen and equipped with a mixer, an apple peeler, and a rolling pin the two started baking. The word got out and the demand for strudel grew quickly. After a year of baking, and not being able to keep up, they needed to buy a whole bakery’s worth of equipment to keep rolling out the dough for their sought after strudels.
Today, Little Austria has grown into an award winning small business offering a delicious strudel experience by staying true to the traditional technique of hand-stretching the dough and by using locally sourced, high quality ingredients, to craft what is the most popular dessert in Austria - Strudel!
"If you want a special treat, try this strudel! It is the best!"
— NICK N.
Shipping & Local Catering
STRUDEL DELIVERED TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Are you local to the Northern Virginia area? Order your strudels for your next party or event in our online shop and pick-up your catering order at our bakery,
Not local? No worries. We ship whole strudels to over 30 states in the United States. Check out our delicious traditional strudel flavors, as well as some creative new takes on this beloved Austrian pastry by clicking the button below!
What is Strudel?
LAYERED AUSTRIAN FRUIT / CHEESE PASTRY
A flaky, layered, lightly sweet pastry of fruit or cheese popular in Austria. The word "strudel" comes from the German word "whirlpool" due to it's swirled, layered appearance. Strudel-baking is truly an art that lies in finding the perfect balance between its paper-thin hand-stretched dough and its delicate filling. The dough's ingredients are quite basic (flour, water, oil, vinegar, salt) but, the tricky part is stretching the dough so thin that you can read a newspaper through it.
The most common filling is based on apples. But fillings can pretty much be made with an endless variety of ingredients, such as topfen (sweet, soft quark cheese), cherries, pears, berries, plums, even spinach and more.
Check out our strudel recipe and video.
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