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Hungary in Tub? 3rd era strudel maker serving up just about 100 sweet and savory varieties of hand-stretch pastry

Whether you’re on the lookout to rating factors at a Tremendous Bowl occasion or Valentine’s Day supper in the coming weeks, a new shop in Tub has you coated.



a stack of flyers on a counter: Mattie’s Strudel Haus, offering a wide array of sweet and savory Hungarian strudels, opened Friday at 126 W. Main St. in Bath.


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Mattie’s Strudel Haus, presenting a extensive array of sweet and savory Hungarian strudels, opened Friday at 126 W. Primary St. in Bathtub.

Mattie’s Strudel Haus, featuring a broad array of authentic Hungarian strudels, opened Friday in a transformed storefront at 126 W. Most important St., next to The Bath Trade.

Operator Kelly Vlasics proven Mattie’s 4 many years ago, originally functioning the organization out of the now-shut Riverbend Community Church in Higher Nazareth Township.

Skyrocketing demand for the hand-stretched treats, out there in sweet and savory kinds, led her to search for a bigger place in the variety of her have storefront.

A potential place in Bushkill Township fell as a result of right before she nailed down the Tub location in spring 2019.

“It’s been very the process, but we’re excited to last but not least be open right here in Bath,” said Vlasics, who life a number of miles north of the store in Moore Township. “Our consumers have been so loyal to us over the yrs.”

Whilst Vlasics established Mattie’s in 2017, she has been building the Hungarian specialties for a long time, at first understanding the culinary artwork sort from her mom, Bonnie Vlasics, and late Hungarian grandmother and the business’ namesake, Matilda “Mattie” Vlasics, throughout childhood.

Kelly previously applied a rental kitchen area to deliver the strudels, which also can be procured for decide-up seasonally at the Nazareth Farmers Current market.

“We’re nonetheless undertaking shipping and delivery, but only on Wednesdays,” she added. “We’re also hoping to start advertising our strudels at the Easton Farmers Current market in the spring.”

In creating the strudels, Kelly stretches the dough paper-thin by hand just before filling it with clean and household-manufactured components.

Ninety 6 rotating varieties incorporate sweet selections these kinds of as apricot crumb, blueberry lemon cheese, Boston creme, carrot cake, Oreo cookies and creme, pineapple upside down cake and tiramisu and savory creations these as barbecue pulled pork, chicken pot pie, Mediterranean, pastie, shrimp egg roll, taco and white broccoli garlic pizza.

About 20 varieties are provided daily, with well-known staples which includes apple crisp, cherry cobbler, cabbage, chicken bacon ranch, cheese and cheesesteak, Kelly explained.



a person holding a sign in front of a building: Mattie's Strudel Haus owner Kelly Vlasics poses with a cherry cheese strudel outside her newly opened shop on Main Street in Bath.


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Mattie’s Strudel Haus operator Kelly Vlasics poses with a cherry cheese strudel exterior her newly opened store on Principal Street in Bath.

The store also gives breakfast strudels these types of as huevos rancheros, Western omelet, place gravy sausage biscuits and pork roll, egg and hashbrowns and seasonal versions this sort of as pumpkin, pork and sauerkraut, reuben, peach bourbon and product, eggnog rum raisin cheese and “The Gobbler,” crammed with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and much more.

Pricing is $14-$17 for every 16-inch strudel. For a confined time, clients also can invest in a Valentines Working day box, loaded with your preference of 4 8-inch strudels (cannoli, cherry cheese, strawberry chocolate cheesecake, brownie cheese with raspberry Melba sauce, cheesesteak, bacon egg cheese or bacon chicken ranch), for $35.

“I inquire the buyers all the time what they are looking for because I want to give them what they want,” Vlasics mentioned. “And to make absolutely sure they get what they want even though, I normally suggest putting orders in progress for pick-up either via our web page or by cellphone. Stroll-in orders are of course welcome, but specific kinds go rapidly and we just can’t ensure what you want will be readily available.”



a person sitting on a bed: A worker makes Hungarian strudels at the newly opened Mattie’s Strudel Haus at 126 W. Main St. in Bath.


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A employee will make Hungarian strudels at the freshly opened Mattie’s Strudel Haus at 126 W. Primary St. in Bath.

The store, which is pursuing COVID-19 protection guidelines with mask putting on, social distancing markers and a plexiglass barrier at the buying counter, is at this time promoting all of its strudels as “take-and-bake,” that means consumers purchase the frozen strudels with instructions on how to warmth them at property.

Down the street, Kelly strategies to also offer incredibly hot strudels to-go.

Mattie’s, which also sells strudels for fundraisers, is open for pre-orders and walk-in orders (very first appear, initial serve) throughout the adhering to several hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 610-810-7574 mattiesstrudelhaus.com.

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