The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and strudel fun facts. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Strudel fun facts.

Strudel Fun Facts: A strudel (not to be confused with streusel) is a type of layered pastry with a sweet filling. This tasty treat originated in Hungary and it is often served with powdered sugar.

  • Strudel became popular in the 18th century through the Habsburg Empire.
  • The word “strudel” means “vortex,” “whirlpool,” or “eddy” in German.
  • June 17th is National Apple Strudel Day.
  • Traditional Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech Strudel pastry is different from strudels elsewhere, which are often made from puff pastry.
  • Strudel is most often associated with Austrian cuisine but is also a traditional pastry in the whole area of the former Austro-Hungarian empire.
  • The oldest Strudel recipe (a millirahmstrudel) is from 1696, in a handwritten recipe at the Viennese City Library, Wiener Stadtbibliothek. The pastry descends from similar Near Eastern pastries (baklava and Turkish cuisine).
  • The longest strudel measured 2038 feet 10 inches in an event organised by HUBO in Brussels, Belgium, on 29 November 2009.

Strudel Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any strudel fun facts. Share your thoughts on this topic in the comment section or our food truck forum. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Strudel.

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