Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pastry made with fruit or cheese rolled up in layers of thin sheets of dough and then baked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a pastry made from multiple, thin layers of dough rolled up and filled with fruit, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German, whirlpool.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German Strudel ("whirlpool, strudel"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A toaster strudel is a ready-made, frozen breakfast pastry sold by Pillsbury that was introduced in the 1980s as a rival to the popular toaster treat, Pop Tarts, made by Kelloggs.

    Homemade Toaster Strudel | Baking Bites

  • The strudel is a bit like a quiche, in that it has a crust and an eggy filling, but a strudel dough is lighter and flakier than most pie crusts.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • Chicken Kiev, Pollo Azteca (where huitlacoche replaces the butter), and the pesto are tan rico, and the apple strudel is not to be missed.

    The colonial cities

  • Cassie’s ears perked up at the mention of the word strudel.

    Dark Oracle

  • Dessert was apple strudel, which is often a cliche, like when it is served at fake German-themed restaurants in the Dandenongs; but is a genuine delight when made properly.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The variant of phyllo called strudel is made somewhat differently.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Normally I take the easy route and prepare any kind of strudel with phyllo dough that can be purchased in the freezer case at most grocery stores.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • She befriended her guards, who sometimes brought her beer, cognac, and apple strudel.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • We say yes, judging by some of the wonderful treats we've sampled in Beantown, ranging from scrumptious apricot almond strudel to perfectly flaky morning buns to decadent dark hot chocolate.

    TravelSort: 10 Places to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Boston

  • The festival, which begins on Friday, features endless taste tests of German/Texas (whatever that means) food like potato pancakes, strudel and pretzels, dancing (think the Polka) and basic merriment.

    Wurstfest, New Braunfels: Destination Of The Weekend (PHOTOS)

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  • i don't understand because,...... well i just don't

    December 30, 2009

  • In Hebrew at sign is colloquially known as shtrudel (שטרודל). The normative term, invented by the Academy of the Hebrew Language, is krukhit (כרוכית), which is a Hebrew word for strudel.

    Thus spaek http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/@ .

    December 13, 2007