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.


  • You forgot the glass of milk

  • Does it come with a glass of milk?

  • This is actually very good

  • Interesting concept. Don't think I have ever seen before chefs making dishes from popular movies. Very few movies focus on food and even fewer on scenes involving food in detail. Thnx for sharing these rare delicacies.

  • HAHAHAHA I see plenty of other people got cravings from this movie as well :)

  • Nazi brunch then i would be in the resistance

  • I salivated a lot throughout this tutorial. Loved it. I have tried apple strudel with whipped cream, and to tell you the truth, it tastes much better with plain old varilla ice cream aside. Awesome tutorial!

  • This took many hours to make, yet the editing, music background and smooth talk make it a joy to watch this video. Now I'm heading for the kitchen to make one myself. Thanx.

  • That waiter didn't even scoop the whole cream properly .... This bothers me .

  • Yeah I think you did a good job but, you have to learn a little bit German :) Und Oma macht in besser :) und richtig gut ist er wenn er noch warm ist beim servieren. Gruß aus Deutschland

  • Verdict?


  • I had a mini orgasm when he slabbed the cream on the top

  • The chronicle of narnia turkish delight

  • if you dont like raisins my grandma always makes it with walnuts or chocolate chips ;)


  • Oh my, that's amazing

  • Thank you Oma Babish

  • I love this movie 🎥 🍿

  • This is perfect I have a terrifying Nazi brunch coming up in a few weeks Thanks

  • Pour monsieur un verre de lait

  • I hate how he is sayinh strudel

  • I'd omit the raisins..

  • Genial.

  • This recipe is originally from Austria, not from Germany.😊

  • Method is correct, but the dough isn’t.

  • 5/5

  • I’ll definitely make this when I’m chilling with my Nazi pals

  • Anyone who sees this comment use McIntosh apples, they're the best apples for baking in my experience.

  • I see you lack pork lard in your recipe which some movie fans insist must have been in the dessert just to further torment the jewish girl. After all with her having narrowly escaped death they expect she would be traumatized completely from some shortening. Personally I believe lard and butter do add a certain flavour to pastry that is hard to improve on. Would you make black forest cake without authentic cherry liqueur?

  • 4:40 lol.

  • Huh? what? That's too much work for my lazy ass

  • I've never watched this movie what is about ? And why does that girl look so miserable

    • LowReedExpert1 oh cool thanks man I'll check it out

    • Precious make up stories Hard to explain the movie, it's a Tarantino film, so it has a lot if intersecting stories. But the scene involves the lady, who's family was killed by the German's men while she barely escaped, hid in France, and then wound up meeting him and having no clear answer on whether he remembers her (as an enemy of the state) or whether he just thinks she's a French girl I'd recommend the movie, it's not the greatest, but there are some of the greatest examples of suspense within the movie

  • Oma? why do you and Opa and Papa wear your hair around your mouth instead of your head? can i do that too?

  • Say what you will about the Nazis. Germans have some of the best apple dishes know to mankind

  • my nazi brunch got cancelled

  • It is spelt Bastards not basterds

  • Strudel is from Austria!!

  • It‘s more an Austrian classic... My 80 year old grand aunt makes one from scratch every week... I much preffer the quark variation (try it it’s amazing) but I think you did a great job!!!

  • You forgot the milk and cigarette.

  • Has he made cake from portal

  • In the video you say to use 1/4 tsp of salt, but the video description says to use 1/2.

  • *It is currently **3:09** in the morning and I am watching this even though I need to get up in like 4 hours.*

  • It’s 2:03 am I’m hungry, why am I watching this and why is my mouth watering?

  • Wunderbar, Herr Babish!

  • Man, this WILL be perfect for my next terrifying Nazi brunch! Thanks!

  • were gonna pound it agaibst the table... stretch it out... is it just me or is he into cooking a bit too much ? hahahahaha

  • so you have to cut through a table cloth just to make these?

  • Was anyone else like me who completely phased out watching this scene and only paid attention to the delicious French strudel and French cream?

  • One of my favorite movies

  • Yeah, I am good for pizza dough, but I am never trying this. Fun to watch though!

  • I was honestly offended by the amount of creme left over when he was returning it in the scene

  • I wonder how many of those ~4 million views are from me.

  • As an Austrian like Christoph Waltz and applestrudel, I would say pretty good. My mom makes the dough only with flour, water and oil, this way it doesn't make such a hard crust. Oh and there is no need for raisins and hazelnut.

  • If you would ve my oma i woulnt be lacking the best food

  • you won me with the accent

  • I know there would be no reason for you to do this but i would like to see u on master chef or something similar just because i would love to cheer u on in a competition like setting. New to your channel so if this comment seems out of place i am very sorry. Its just u seem so talented. Again this comment i know he wouldnt need to do anything like this but i appreciate his talent and feel like he would do great.

  • Yeah. You would be a great "Oma". :D Grüsse aus Deutschland :p

  • It looks like a burrito. Definitely not as appealing as the movie.

  • Wait for the cream........

  • Im german and i will grant you your title.

  • You heard it here first folks. Babish endorsed Nazis. Lol

  • Magnifique, good Ratatat album.

  • I am watching you. I am judging you. 1) "thinner than a sheet of paper" you're doing great! 2) "a large tablecloth" yes! 3) seeing the pattern of the tablecloth through the dough? Hell yes!! My mother says you have to be able to read a newspaper throug it 4) "I might not be *german* but I think I've earned the honorary title of Oma" EXCUSE YOU?! STRUDEL IS AN AUSTRIAN DISH HOW DARE YOU. I'M STEALING YOUR DISHWASHER Turned out good though

  • Looks like they may have added vanilla paste or something of the like to the cream for a more blonde or light brown color. I want to try this so bad

  • I tried this morning but the dough was a bit hard and dense. Any advise on how to fix? More egg or shorter cooking time?

  • Could you make that weird carrot pie (not exactly sure what its really called) that they ate in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

  • cheat trick: just use puff pastry and use a mix of hazelnuts and walnuts

  • The only terrifying thing about that are the raisins

  • Gut gemacht

  • my grandma used to make it very much like that - and she's an austrian grandma born in 1928 so i think she knows her shit. thanks oma babish 🧡

  • asmr

  • At last! My Zazi Brunches are finally perfect!

  • I happen to have a terrifying Nazi brunch coming up too!

  • Rather similar to Povitica

  • US-tv comments are so great, scroll down and you will find something with 3,800 upvotes buried under some dumbass' comment with 6 upvotes

  • Strudel isn't invented by the "Nazis", strudel was also invented before Hitler was the dictator of Germany and by the way Strudel is a German/Austrian dessert and also a sweet dish. I'm a German and i must say that we German people (the most) aren't very proud of the time, where Hitler was the head of the german government. Please read on Books or Wikipedia about the world war two and his history, before you talk about it. At least, Hitler was a dictator, so he did thinks, for example the Holocaust, nobody knows about it and he deceived germans population with his propaganda. If you want to know more about it look after "Weise Rose", Weise Rose means White Rose and that was the name from one of a lot german resistance movements in the world war two. I hope i can help you with this. And if you read until here realy thank you. Sorry for my bad English, if it was one.

    • The show is based on tv and film. Deal with it.

  • You're way creepier than these Nazis bro

  • God this scene is fucking tense

  • Honorary title of Oma...hilarious xD

  • How about a Martin Lewis 5 dollar Milkshake from Pulp Fiction

  • I might just have a lack of sleep but i can actually smell the cream

  • A learning experience for both of us? I'll have you know I can make a bowl of instant ramen noodles. Therefor, I am a professional chef on everything.

  • He doesnt mention it but the table cloth must be made from the pajamas of jewish children.

  • Why was the Nazi brunch in french?

    • It took place in Nazi occupied France.

  • I just wanna say, as I am learning French, that the translations are somewhat incorrect. Sure "Pas si mouvais" directly translates to "Not horrible", but what it really means is 'Not that bad' as in, good/decent. Or if you thought you wouldn't like something, but you do, you would use this phrase.

  • Strudel wie von Oma? Sicher XD

  • I show this to my Oma and she tells me that this is verry acurat and she like to listen to your voice :3

  • I love that every other step of the recipe is to smother the thing in butter.

  • That movie looks like the movie whete the family had to move to a bunker clocer to a concentration camp because the dad was a nazi general then the kid made friends with a jew and hi lost hos dad then they both went to look for his dad then they got gassed the end

  • Intro song????

  • Basically How to be Facitalist by eating a Strudel

  • Excellent recipe! Ive always thought that the brunches I've had with Nazis were just lacking something!

  • Glorious, but at first I thought, Eww, raisins. Then I went back to watch the scene. There are goddamn raisins in that strudel. I never noticed. It adds another level of horror to that scene. Nazis are bad enough, but raisins in the apple strudel? That I can't abide.

  • accidentally read it as nutritious basterds

  • This looks absolutely delicious! But to make it even more authentic, you should stick to the old fashioned 'German' way to do it. You prepare the dough, shape it like a square and lay a thin layer of cold butter on top. Than you have to wrap up the edges and do it again. If you make it right you end up with exactly 144 layers. There is also a 'Dutch' and a 'French' way to do it but every contains a lot more folding and butter... Anyway I think you are a great cook and please just keep doing this amazing little entertaining videos!!

  • Search for Malang strudel it tastes exactly the same But in malang

  • What is a good apple substitute for someone who is allergic to apples? o.o

  • babish they most likelty would have used creme chantelle its sweeter with vanilia

  • "Inglorious basterds" what a great name for a film

    • It makes sense once you watch it.