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.

28 comments:

kim said...

they look delicious!:) same here with having only a few normal-looking ones... i had a hard time working with this dough!

Engineer Baker said...

I can never make my rugelach anything but lopsided, so I go for making them jellyroll-style :) Patience be darned! I'm glad you were a fan, even of your misshapen ones.

Anne said...

They look great! I used the exact same add ins and thought the recipe was a hit. Nice job!

Jules Someone said...

They look yummy. Playing around with the flavors is fun.

Snooky doodle said...

These have been on my list to try for a long time and haven t tried them yet. These looks delicious. try them with nutella and crushed hazelnuts. oh i m drooling here :)

The Food Librarian said...

Nice! These look delicious! I always love reading your blog first! It's like you are writing from the future! :)

CB said...

They look delish! I love seeing your posts before I have to post b/c then I know what things are "suppose" to look like. Mine were not pretty. HAHA.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, the rugelach in your photo look perfect! Love your pretty blue plate, BTW.

Di said...

Nice job! I'm not very patient either. Which leads to me not paying close enough attention to recipes... I definitely want to try these again, too! =)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I'd always wanted to make it too and I have to say was quite pleased though mine aren't very traditionally shaped either. Have a great week.

Pamela said...

They look wonderful. It was my first time, too and it definitely won't be my last!

Susie Homemaker said...

Funny - I did the round way and thought - I should have done the rectangle! Yours look great!

Ruth said...

Your rugelach looks delicious! I have never made them before but I love to eat them. I think yours look great!

Mara said...

cute rugelach!! i went for pinwheels since i am a bad croissant roller as well. these were YUM.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful job.

I didn't use jam. I just couldn't.

HoneyB said...

I would have never made these if it weren't for TWD and I'm so glad I did and will definitely make them again! Glad you liked them!

n.o.e said...

This dough is so easy that I'm thinking of freezing a bunch of discs. Then it would be pretty straightforward to roll and bake them off. Not that I can roll either a circle or a square, mind you, but it didn't see to matter a whole lot with those skinny wedges.
Nancy

Katrina said...

I think they look great! I know, at least the ones in the photo. It's the taste here the rocks. YUM! It will be fun to try these with different variations.

MacDuff said...

These look awesome! I'm with you in wanting to try different flavors.

Piggy said...

glad that you like the recipe and thanks for baking with me this week!

Candy said...

Yum ! Yours look very tasty!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you don't like jam? this recipe is certainly adaptable to lots of alternative fillings. glad to hear you liked them!!

Heather B said...

I think they look fabulous! Great job!

Peggy said...

they look great. Glad you liked them! I'm running late on making mine. :(

pinkstripes said...

I think your rugelach look great. Yum!

Marthe said...

Your rugelach look great!! Mine tasted good: I only used half the ammount of chocolate though

Christine said...

They look delicious! I had a hard time with this dough it got warm really quick!

Judy said...

They look delicious. I prefer them without jam -- that may be why I didn't like them as well. My second batch (different recipe) was much better.