Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Rugelach

Tuesdays With Dorie - Rugelach
Okay! I did it! I made Rugelach! I'm quite proud that I successfully made this dessert. I LOVE to bake. I think it's quite addicting, as long as what you're attempting to bake turns out as divine as this did! I made one with raspberry, chocolate, pecan, currant filling and one with just chocolate raspberry filling (to keep the picky hubby - who thinks he's not picky - happy). They were both delicious. I got more nervous to make it when reading about all the trouble people had with the texture of the dough and the "exploding filling". Fortunately I only had one of those problems.

You know it's going to be delicious when it starts with two of my favorite ingredients - butter and cream cheese! Seriously, I don't think I've had anything with these two ingredients that I haven't loved.

My dough was a little dry, but thankfully I'd read to add a little sour cream and that saved the day. I felt like a very skilled and professional baker putting my dough disks in the refrigerator.

This is the part I was really impressed by, because I completed it with my 4 kids and 4 neighbor kids over! It was really fun having little helpers. I had to add extra chocolate chips at the end to make up for the ones that landed in little bellies prematurely!

Here's the final product. They're like little bite size tastes of heaven. Everyone was happy - even the picky hubby. I was really pleased for our family to discover a dessert that I normally wouldn't have picked on my own. I think next time I'll try one with Heath bits or Nutella!

Here's the recipe if you'd like to also feel like an accomplished, professional baker!


Whitney said...

I made them yesterday and they were a huge hit here! The first one I did with apricot jam, pecans and chocolate and the second batch I did Nutella with orange marmalade and almonds. Yummers!

Anonymous said...

They are good, aren't they? And I love the fact that the filling is endlessly variable.

April said...

Rugelach never looked so delcious. This sounds amazing!!! And it looks like a ton of work too. Ummm apricot jam is a good idea.

Way to go on making it with 8 kids in your house. I can't believe that you were able to do that.

Mike and Elizabeth said...

Your pictures look absolutely amazing!!

wildthayn said...

Sooo nice!! I wasn't going to make this because it looked like a pain, but you inspired me. The dough is in the fridge. I'm thinking cherry jam, chocolate chips and orange craisins. OK, that's just what I have in the house. Nutella sounds SOOOOOO good too!!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Yours look so tasty!

Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Sarah made these for our recipe swap and they truly were little bites of heaven. I totally will try it!