Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

From $78.23 per person

Discover Hungarian gastronomy with a traditional strudel making class. Learn about typical fillings and family tricks, as well as the practices and customs connected to this amazing dessert. Make 4 strudels, and relish devouring them once they're baked.

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Enjoy a hands-on baking course and prepare 4 strudels from beginning to end together with a local professional chef
  • Learn about local food, ingredients, customs, and traditions
  • Taste your delicious strudels, as well as other typical Hungarian bites
  • Recreate the strudels at home with included family recipes
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Delight in a 2.5-hour hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels in a small group. Bake 4 different strudels — 3 sweet and 1 salty — and enjoy tasting the fruits of your labor together afterward. Make your way to the local partner's private apartment in the center of Budapest. With your professional chef, discover the history of the strudel, a typical Habsburg Empire dessert whose origins can be traced to the Turkish influence in Hungary. Learn about the dessert's importance to wedding dinners in the countryside, as well as about wider Hungarian cuisine, customs, and everyday life. Then, delight in learning the local partner's mother's recipe, which makes the stretched version of the strudel. Stretch the elastic pastry by hand until it is very thin, under your chef's guidance. Fill your strudels with typical fillings — such as poppy-seed with pumpkin, sweet or salty cabbage, and sweet cottage cheese cream — and then put them in the oven to bake.  While you wait, taste some other typical Hungarian bites and enjoy some Palinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, or coffee. When your strudels are ready, sit down and savor them together with your group. Finally, take the recipes home with you so you can recreate the strudels for your family and friends.
  • 3 sweet and 1 salty strudel
  • All ingredients, kitchen pots, and equipment
  • Help and guidance from a professional chef
  • Family recipes
  • Small group or family atmosphere
  • Typical Hungarian snacks
  • Drinks: Palinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, and coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Make your way to the local partner's private apartment in Budapest, Király u. 77, 1077 Hungary.

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Our host was amazing. She spent time talking with us about making strudel and presented a clear concise process which we will be able to replicate. We were treated two delicious strudels, apple and sour cherry with cottage cheese. Additionally, we were able to enjoy her homemade soda with syrup made from family grown elderberries and raspberries. It was a lovely fresh drink!

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October 30, 2019

Der Strudelkurs war eines der Highlights unseres Budapestaufenthaltes. Sehr nette und gelockerte Atmosphäre, sehr schöne und gut ausgestattete Küche. Im Vorfeld konnten von vier verschiedenen Sorten zwie ausgewählt werden.. Wir waren nur zu dritt und durften bei jedem Schritt selbst mitmachen, auch beim Ziehen des Teiges. Der fertige Strudel hat sehr lecker geschmeckt, Rezepte gibt‘s natürlich mit dazu.

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October 29, 2019


Un très beau moment passé en famille dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale ! Nos enfants (12 ans) ont adoré faire les Strudels et goûté aux spécialités hongroises :)

August 17, 2019

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