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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TWD: Rugelach


This week the recipe we made for Tuesdays with Dorrie from Baking with Julia was rugelach. I've never had them before, so I don't really have much to compare them to. They're basically a filled cream cheese pastry dough. I filled mine with homemade prune levkar, sugar, cinnamon, dried cherries and apricots, and toasted walnuts, almonds and pecans. They're then rolled, brushed with egg white and dipped in a cinnamon sugar and nut mixture. 

This recipe made a ton! I think I'd quarter it next time. Since we have so many, they're going to be breakfast for the next week! Don't judge.

I'm really not sure if I'd make these again. Even though they tasted pretty good, they're a ton of work. 

I'm glad I at least made them once though. My favorite part was the flaky cream cheese pastry, so if I did make them again, I'd leave that but fill them with something different. Perhaps raspberry, nuts and chocolate like Zoe on Zoe Bakes

You can find the recipe on the host blogs at The Urban Hiker or My Baking Heart.


19 comments:

  1. They look great! I do agree that they were quite a bit of work and the recipe made a ton even though I halved it!

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    1. Thanks! You were smart to halve it. I wish I did!

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  2. Even at half the recipe, I ended up with lots. The pastry is awesome, and would lend itself to all sorts of different things.

    You're right, though - a lot of work. If I didn't have a job and were home more, these are the kinds of things you can do bits of in spare corners of the day, little by little.

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    1. I agree. Being home more would help make these kinds of projects more doable.

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  3. I think these are perfect for breakfast. With everything in them, they include all the food groups, right? ;)

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  4. Excellent idea to have these for breakfast. They were a bit of a challenge, I thought!

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    1. They definitely were! I usually stick to easier desserts. I guess it was good to get an opportunity to stretch myself though :)

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  5. They look great, I do think I'll make them again... I loved them!!

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  6. Yours look wonderful. I feel the same way about the outcome--great pastry, but maybe I'll use a different filling next time. Though, I did love the lekvar.

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    1. The levkar was a lot better than I thought it would be. Yay for good surprises!

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  7. Hey! They're a perfect breakfast food. :) Glad you liked them.

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    1. They were good for breakfast today :)

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  8. I halved the recipe and still felt like I had too many :-)
    It looks like they came out great for you. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I think next time I'd halve them like you!

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  9. They freeze well - even longer than the 1 month the book says. Just in case you need a break from eating them :)

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    1. Good to know! They are good, but even too much of a good thing is too much. Thanks!

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  10. After my first attempt with the fruit filling, I really had no desire to make (or eat) these ever again. I tried one more time with a Nutella filling and now they're among my favorite pastries! You should give these another shot with a different filling :)

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    1. I think I might have to try that because the fruit filling definitely wasn't my favorite.

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