Binging with Babish: Strudel from Inglourious Basterds

Published on Jan 23, 2017
Hans Landa is the sherlock-pipe-smokin', famous-actress-chokin', Brad-Pitt-pokin' SS detective we all love to hate. Sure he massacred Shosanna's family right in front of her, but hey, guy knows not-so-terrible strudel when he sees it. Follow along this week as we make old-school Viennese apfelstrudel, and don't forget the cream.
Music - "Cream on Chrome" by Ratatat
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1 1/2 cups bread flour (plus more for dusting, sprinkling, filling)
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup warm water (110F)
4 baking apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds
1 stick butter, melted, plus more as needed
1 egg, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp sugar
Powdered sugar for garnish
Place flour in a large bowl - create a well in the center with your fingers, and fill with vegetable oil, egg whites, salt, and lemon juice. Mix with fingers until just combined, and sprinkle with water. Knead until a sticky dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured tabletop, and knead rigorously (slap onto the table about 100 times), until the dough is soft and supple. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rest for 30 minutes.
Combine apples, sugar, lemon zest, raisins, and cinnamon. Set aside and let liquid weep from apples.
Cover a large table with a cotton tablecloth, and liberally dust with flour. Roll out dough on tablecloth until about 24" in diameter, and using floured fists, stretch dough out as large as possible without tearing. Back on the tablecloth, gently tug at edges of dough until it's a rectangle thin enough to see the pattern of the tablecloth underneath. Trim off torn/thick edges. Drizzle with melted butter, and brush until evenly coated. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Place about 3/4 of apple mixture on one side of the dough rectangle, and using the tablecloth, roll the apples over onto the dough square. Brush the newly-exposed dough covering the apples with melted butter. Roll apples over again, and repeat, until apples are at the center of a long, closed roll. Pinch ends together to seal contents inside, and place seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush liberally with a beaten egg.
Bake for about an hour, basting with melted butter every 10-15 minutes, as soon as the crust begins to look dry. Remove from oven when golden brown. Allow to cool at least one hour before slicing, dusting with powdered sugar, and serving.
In a small bowl, combine cream and sugar. Beat to stiff peaks, and pipe into a bowl, served alongside strudel.


  • WHY TRANSLATE "mauvais" WITH "terrible" ? ENGLISH LITERALLY STOLE "terrible" FROM FRENCH, "mauvais" IS JUST "bad" AND IT WOULD'VE MADE MORE SENSE IN THAT SENTENCE otherwise nice strudel bud I didn't even know what that was before watching

  • Großmutter! Großmutter! Wieso ist deine Stimme so tief??

  • Adding raisins is a crime against humanity 🤢

  • A N X I E T Y

  • He missed the part where he has to smoke a German ciggarette, not French, and put it out on top of the Strudel

  • Song?

  • My favorite movie!!!

  • Strudel is just dessert burek

  • You could just have used "Blätterteig". I belive in english it's called "puff pastry". (Sorry if my spelling and grammar are a bit off.)

  • nice!!

  • Nothing like having some friends over for Strudel, and discussing the inferiority of jews and negros with them.

  • Didn’t they use lard during WWII to make strudel?

  • If this had no raisins I'd eat it

  • You have an amazing skill

  • I love rewatching the episodes and hearing the west wing and fraser

  • For some reason I though the cream in the movie was creamed/airy butter since it had a yellowish tint.

  • Ok but that background music was fire

  • I saw the movie i want to eat!!!

  • I never thought the words "Nazi" and "Brunch" would be used in the same sentence.

  • One question where did you get that whisk attachment for your immersion blender

  • As a german I can officially say that you have now earned the title of Oma.

  • Can you make this without nuts

  • I do have more terrifying Nazi brunches then I do dinner parties. So this is going on next Tuesday's list.

  • What kind of men forgets the cream.

  • neinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinneinnein

  • >could land a lady with cooking skills alone I'm so envious of his cooking skills ffs

  • Oh yeah, I have that nazi brunch that I need to go to next week. If anyone wants to go leave a like and you’re invited. There will be strudel.

  • Vsauce, is that you?

  • NICE

  • Damn that looks sweet and delicious

  • 2:59 thot u said dust your nipples

  • We normally eat them warm

  • Does he always have the recipe in the description? Am I just an idiot.

  • Two of the biggest mysteries in movie history. What is in the 24 minutes of Eyes Wide Shut that Warner Bros forced to be cut and what does the strudel in Inglorious Basterds taste like.

  • an hour for such a thin dough? mine was totally brown after 15min!

  • *That's a bingo*

  • That’s actually not a German but an Austrian tradition (and we wouldn’t put nuts in, as good as it sounds) but other than that pretty authentic!

    • Even more authentic than in the movie, where it is done with puff pastry... we do that too nowadays, but your version is the original one

  • 3:55 Oma = Grandma Opa = Grandpa You wouldn't be an Oma You would be an Opa

  • Gonna give this a shot tomorrow - nice, clear instructions with a good video. Thanks for sharing!

  • When I saw that part of the movie I instantly wanted to try it

  • I am not sure how I stumbled across this, but so happy I did 😋

  • Le Kwem de le Kwemm!

  • Landa makes it taste better

  • Frazier intro insta like

  • For some reason I never liked Cooked fruit, I always find it weirdly sour

  • Stud

  • I'm sorry, but having had quite a bit of Strudel in Austria, this doesn't look great to me. If you ever have the chance, visit Cafe Demel in Vienna, their kitchen is next to their wait line behind a glass wall, where you can watch them make almost 15 foot long logs of Strudel across entire tables, and it comes out heavenly.

  • Lol what’s the song in the background

  • The strudel in the movie looks so good. Makes me want coffee and strudel every time I watch it!

  • 4:56 This just shows how such a small thing can make this show so great. Pay attention to how his voice and line goes perfectly in sync with the music. This man is a genius!

  • ohmy even the subtitles in this video are in german LOL

  • 5:07 HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah I like cream too ; )

  • natsi

  • who else is just waiting for the guitar solo in the background music

  • So basically just a plane regular strudel

  • Verdict: Not so terrible.

  • natzi

  • Das ist prima ,schmekt sehr gut.

  • No vanilla in the whipped cream? Hmm

  • It's not old enough, it has to many measurements Oma!

  • Crazy how I can get turned on from seeing someone knead dough

  • Add a bit stroh rum to the apples next time, i GUARANTEE it's the best

  • Need strudel

  • ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ terrorfiying nazi brunch

  • Such an amazing move such a tense scene

  • Fuck the Raisins in strudel! Totally ruins it for me.

  • You should have used pork lard instead of butter.. Since puff pastries (what strudels are) during WWII were made with pork lard (not Kosher) due to wartime butter shortage, Landa's choice of dish for Shosanna could be seen either as a test to see if she's Jewish (as she'd normally reject the food) or he knows who she is and is forcing her into eating non-kosher.

  • This is awesome thank you for sharing!!!

  • Attendez la crème

  • not so terrible...

  • How about the 3 dollar shake from pulp fiction

  • That last line lol!

  • Marry me

  • You brother are a great Oma. From a German

  • really easy to make, however I suggest adding in some custard into the layer otherwise it is too nutty

  • I had lots of sexual relations with European women when I was stationed in Germany. Sorry did I just type that out loud?!

  • You filthy German cook!

  • “Taste for seasoning”😂

  • I’ve got two of these in the oven right now. Smells heavenly!

  • As a German I am very disappointed to here that you didn't use Boskopp Apples to make the Strudel. As a hobby I was very happy to here the phrase: "we want a lot of gluten" again in along time while Germany is still in a gluten free "health craze".

  • Skill level = Master

  • Can i swap the apple with strawberries

  • Que enorme relajo para hacer sólo un strudel, debe saber delicioso después de hacerlo tú mismo.

  • El estrudel es argentino boludo envidioso

  • But did it join the clean plate club?

  • i miss this intro

  • Hellloooo

  • If only the “Jew Hunter” was celiac


  • Strudel is Austrian.

  • RAISINS!!! 😑 You ruined it

  • *binging with basterds

  • Strudel isn't from Germany FYI

  • “ give it a good h-whip” 🤣🤣

  • Wait for the cream, lol

  • I just saw this, the easier way is to put your hands under the table cloth and using the back of your hands, stretch it out. You will get a thinner dough and it won't tear. Its how I make Baklava too!

  • Binging with Binging with Babish, poggers

  • is it kosher?

  • He knows it's the girl from a family he investigated. He makes her eat a dish that has pig fat in it. Offers her a German cig. Leaves her hanging on what he needed to ask her.. the biggest is a old French thing where you don't offer someone milk unless you know them. brilliant.

  • I love this ratatat s song!!