Rosa Cooking

Beetroot, cheese and poppy seed strudel

Savijače, as well as štruklji, are a traditional dish of northwestern Croatia. The most famous are the ones with cheese (although they are also stuffed with various other excellent fillings, of which this one is just one).

Preparation steps

  • Add salt to the beets, let them stand for a while and drain.
  • Saute the drained beets in heated oil, cool it and mix in the cheese, poppy seeds that you have previously ground and 70 g of sugar.
  • Sprinkle a sheet of strudel dough with melted butter, put another sheet of dough and a part of the prepared stuffing. Fold the strudel, and repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling in the same way.
  • Place the prepared strudels in a greased tin, coat them with a mixture of cream, eggs and remaining sugar.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 180 to 200 ° C for about 30 minutes.


When the strudels are baked, cover them with a linen cloth, leave for 5 minutes, then add sugar and serve.


You can use pumpkin instead of beets for stuffing.


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