Trdelnik easy recipe for sweet pastry to eat at home

You can eat trdelnik all year round not only in Prague but all over the Czech Republic at annual fairs and Christmas markets. It is cylindrical pastry sprinkled with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Trdelnik bakers have come up with the idea to fill them with ice cream. Not such a good idea because the ice cream melts in the still warm pastry. It’s a good marketing ploy!

Several countries claim trdelnik as their traditional pastry. The Hungarians say that it is an original Hungarian recipe and they called them Kürtőskalács, which means chimney cake. Slovakia also believes it has the exclusive rights. It is a fact is that they are very tasty and difficult to resist and they are easy to make yourself.

Trdelnik easy to make, delicious to eat

A string of dough is wrapped around a round rod, and slowly roasted over a wood fire, while the sugar caramelizes. Wood fires are not always within reach and an oven is also suitable for making Trdelnik yourself.

Recipe for Trdelnik

As it is highly unlikely that you have a trdelnik mold, you can use anything that is round so that the dough can be warped around it. Use heat-resistant glass or an empty beer can. Cover your mold with aluminum foil and brush with a little oil and place it upright in the oven.

Ingredients (for 4 pieces)
* 250 g flour
* 120 ml lukewarm milk
* 60 g unsalted butter
* 15 g sugar
* 7 g dry yeast (half a packet)
* 3 egg yolk
* 1 beaten egg
* Pinch of salt

* Vanilla sugar
* Cinnamon

Preparation method
1. Heat the milk until lukewarm. Pour in the dried yeast and a little sugar, stir until smooth. Leave the yeast mixture in a warm place to rise for 10 minutes.
2. Put the flour in a bowl. Add the rest of the sugar, a pinch of salt and the egg yolks.
3. Melt the butter (in a pan on the stove or in the microwave) and add to the flour.
4. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour.
5. Use your hands to knead the ingredients to a smooth dough. If the dough sticks too much, add a little flour.
6. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and put in a warm place. Let the dough rise for 45 minutes.
7. Divide the risen dough into pieces and roll into strips of 1-1.5 cm thickness.
8. Roll the strips around the mold (empty beer can or glass). If you are using more strips for one trdelník, press them together firmly.
9. Brush the dough with beaten egg.
10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 20 minutes.
11. Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
12. Carefully remove the baked trdelnik from the mold, brush with melted butter and cover all sides with sugar and cinnamon.

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