Bučnica ( Zucchini strudel )

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Author Notes: This strudel is very popular, especially in continental Croatia. My mom's original recipe is made with light green young pumpkin and farmer cheese, now I use zucchini and ricotta. Most of the time I am making homemade dough but sometime an easier way is to just buy phyllo dough and you are half way there.anka

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Serves many people

  • 500 grams phyllo dough
  • 4-5 zucchinis, grated (approximately 1KG),
  • 500 grams ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt,
  • 100 grams sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • oil or melted butter to brush the phyllo sheet
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grate zucchini, season with 1 tsp salt and leave approx 20-30 min, squeeze with your hands to get all water out and then mixed with ricotta cheese , eggs, sour cream and 1 tsp salt.
  3. Put one sheet phyllo dough on the table and brush with melted butter or oil, place a second sheet of the first dough, also brush with the butter or oil, put the filling on 1/3 of the prepared phyllo sheets and roll into a strudel. Repeat with the other dough and filling. You will have 6 rolls.
  4. Brush with butter or oil and put in the oven. Bake about 25-30 minutes Serve hot or room temperature.

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