Tuesday, November 4, 2008
TWD - rugelach
Rugelach is this week’s TWD recipe and was chosen by Piggy of Piggy’s Cooking Journal. Rugelach is something that I have always wanted to make, but haven’t, so thank you to Piggy for making me take the plunge!
Rugelach is a type of cookie with a cream cheese pastry, filled with jam, nuts and chocolate and rolled into the trademark crescent shape. I filled mine with raspberry jam, chopped pecans, chopped bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon sugar. The cream cheese dough is very soft which means that it has to be quite chilled to work with. Dorie suggested rolling out two circles and then cutting each circle into wedges. I saw that someone else had suggested rolling out the dough in a rectangle and then cutting wedges from that. That is the way I did it, but next time I think I will go the circle way. I didn’t roll out my dough thinly enough - I think I was a bit impatient, and some of my wedges were not very wedge like, so there were only a handful of my rugelach that looked like rugelach!
The rugelach tasted delicious though. You could hardly taste the raspberry jam (which is a good thing in my view as I don’t like jam), but it gave the biscuits a nice sweetness. I liked the combination of chocolate and pecansh. I really want to make rugelach again, but next time I will try and take my time (how many times do I say that!!!). There are also a myriad of flavours that I could try. I bet lots of the other TWDers were more adventurous than me – take a look here.