Štruklji are a traditional Slovene dish, prepared of dough and various types of filling, then form rolls, which can be either cooked or baked. It is similar to Zagorski Štrukli, a dish from the traditional Croatian cuisine.


Štruklji are a traditional Slovene dish, composed of dough and various types of filling.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Slovenia
Keyword: cottage cheese, eggs, sour cream, white flour



  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup white flour
  • ½ cup warm water
  • oil
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vinegar or lemon juice

Sweet filling with Cottage Cheese

  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ lb cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • white breadcrumbs



  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour and with your fingers make a well in the center and add all the ingredients.
  • You can use a blended with hook dough to prepare the dough or knead until smooth and elastic. Leave the dough aside in a warm place to rice for 30 minutes.

Sweet feeling with cottage cheese

  • Soak the raisins in rum for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl mix together the cottage cheese, egg, sugar sour cream, and breadcrumbs. Then add the the raisins and finely chopped tarragon.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured flat surface and cut it into a rectangle about 12 inches by 18 inches. Spread the mixture over the dough then roll it, into a tight roll, starting from the long side.
  • Place a large pot water over a medium heat and bring it to boiling. Add salt.
  • Use cheesecloth to wrap the roll and tie the ends with string, then form a circle an add it to the pot. Let them boil for 25-30 minutes, then take them out and unwrap the roll.
  • In a frying pan melt the butter and add the bread crumbs and fry them until golden brown.
  • Slice the Štruklji into pieces coat with the buttered crumbs on top.

Inspiration and adaptation: gurman.eu, wikipedia.org

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