Tuesday, 6 March 2012

TWD: Rugelach


Rugelach was a recipe that I chose for TWD when I was a host back in 2008 (See my old post here). It was delicious and it has always held a top spot in my "favourite pastries" list. However, that was also the last time I bake Rugelach, as I always have new recipes to try out and it hasn't cross my mind at all that I should try my hand on rugelach again.

I'm glad that the hosts for TWD: BwJ this week picked Rugelach recipe from the book, Baking with Julia, as I get to enjoy making and eating my favourite pastry again. This recipe is different from the one that I baked before, as it involves more steps and the cookies are shaped into pinwheels instead of crescents. To fully understand the preparation steps, I even have to read the recipe a few times, just to make sure that I got everything right. Preparing the dough, making the lekvar and the nuts & dried fruits filling was not difficult at all but I had problem rolling the dough up. The dough tore as I rolled and the fillings were falling apart. After much hair pulling and cursing, I managed to make a somewhat decent looking roll and so for the remaining dough, I decided to make my life easier by shaping them into crescents instead.

The rugelach was really yummy and my classmates love it too! If you want to give the recipe a try, hop over to Margaret's and Jessica's blogs!

11 Comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! That is such a lovely treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

Guyla said...

This was delicious and I'll probably make it repeatedly. In fact my husband is wondering when he'll see it again:)

daphne said...

either way, I would love to taste this!! It looks petite and refine!

Im At Home Baking said...

They look delicious!!

smarkies said...

I had an issue with the dough tearing as well...
Well done with the rugelach!

Wendy (pinkstripes) said...

The last time I baked rugelach was also when you hosted. Both times were tasty. Your's looks great!

Michelle Chin said...

this will be really good with chamomile tea. :D

Jen said...

your rugelach looks great! mine fell apart during assembly too :)

Cher Rockwell said...

They look so pretty on the plate! Nice work.

edith said...

I love this cookies but the last time I done it. I remembered I was making a mess coz the dough was hard to handle.

Elin said...

Piggy...your rugelach looks delicious and I hope to be able to try this out...I really have a long to do list :) Btw I have try out your banana cake with chocolate swirls and glad it turned out delicious. I have posted it up and link you. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe :)