This is another one of Mrs. Roach's recipes. It is Czech/Austrian. It is the best strudel you will ever eat. It is a lot of work but well worth it. I have to make some without raisens because my husband does not like them. To me, it's not a strudel if it does not have raisens! I have been making these since I was probably 7 years old. FYI, along with sopapillas, strudel is the official pastry of Texas. You can make this with apples, but I grew up making it with pears. Prep time does not include overnight refrigeration of dough.