What is strudel?
A strudel is a traditional Austrian pastry and a popular dessert in many European countries. The roots of strudel are believed to be in the near East where it slowly made its way to Austria. Generally, strudel can be a variety of sweet or savory fillings housed in thin layers of dough.
At Little Austria we use our hand-made strudel dough that is stretched wafer thin, then rolled with the filling inside, and baked until crisp on the outside and warm on the inside – just the way you would find it in a traditional Viennese coffee shop.
Where can I buy Little Austria strudels?
Little Austria strudels are currently sold at a number of farmers markets in Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia as well as in restaurants, breweries and senior living homes. Strudels can also be ordered online; we ship strudel directly to your door step. If you happen to live close to Sterling, VA, you can also order online and pick up directly from our bakery,
Do you cater?
We do! We are taking catering orders placed via our website. Order 48 hours in advance and select your desired pick-up time at check out.
Do you deliver catering orders?
At this point, all catering orders have to be picked up at our bakery at 45915 Maries Rd. Suite 102 in Sterling, VA or at any farmers market we sell. Please select your pick-up time during check-out.
How do I serve my strudel?
Strudel can be enjoyed cold or warm. We recommend heating strudel up before serving to crisp up the dough and to slightly warm the filling inside. Drizzle some powdered sugar on top and enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream, vanilla ice cream (or any flavor you like). Little Austria Tip: Vanilla sauce pairs very well with strudels!
How do I re-heat strudel?
Pre-heat your oven to 375F and place the strudel onto a baking sheet. An already baked strudel or strudel slice bought at your area farmers market or picked up with your catering order, will take about ~15 min to warm up. A whole frozen and unbaked strudel shipped to your doorstep will need to be baked for ~55-60 minutes, Oven performance varies - check back frequently so that your strudel doesn’t get too dark on the outside.
Can I freeze strudel?
Yes. Strudel can be frozen and kept in the freezer for up to six months.
What's the size/weight/servings of a whole strudel?
A whole strudel that is shipped to your doorstep is ~11 inches long and weighs ~1.5 lbs .
It serves 4-6 people.
I am vegan. Do you have options for me?
We do. Most of our apple strudels are vegan. Check the product description for more details.
Do you source ingredients locally?
We source as many ingredients as possible locally. Our apples are sourced from area orchards and our organic flour is sourced from a local family mill. Our all-natural cheese for our cheese strudels comes from Amish farms in Pennsylvania.
Are your strudels gluten-free?
Gluten is a general name for proteins found in wheat, rye, oats and other grains. Gluten is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. We need to stretch our dough wafer thin, before rolling it with the filling in what later becomes a strudel. If you have known gluten intolerance Little Austria strudels are not for you unfortunately.
I have food allergies. Are your strudels safe for me to eat?
Our strudels are manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts, dairy and eggs. Despite careful controls there is a risk of cross-contact.
Can I make my own strudel?
It does take a bit of time and a good amount of exercise, but nothing is impossible. We have uploaded an apple strudel recipe including detailed baking instructions on our website. Factor in about 2 - 2 1/2 hours for preparation and baking.
Can you teach me how make strudel?
We can! We are offering strudel making classes in our bakery.
Currently we do not host strudel making classes due to the ongoing health emergency.