Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 17: Rugelach



Well, here's my Tuesdays with Dorie post... finally! I feel really guilty about not posting on time, but life has been hectic, and don't get me started on the weather! Thanks to Piggy of Piggy's Cooking Journal for choosing this weeks recipe.



I had seen the picture of these in Baking: from my home to yours, but I could never quite figure out what they were- except that they looked like little croissants! That's what I love about this book; I keep learning about all these bakery goods I never knew existed. I had so much fun making these too. Dorie recommends quite a bit of chocolate in the recipe, but I probably almost halved it as I could just picture these melted pools of chocolate sitting on my baking tray. I'm glad I did too because it was just the right amount of chocolate for me. I was also sparing with the jam for the same reasons. I know it seems like I reduced everything, but I would actually increase the amount of pecans next time. These are the types of cookies you always want to have in your freezer for unexpected guests.

I am also eager to try these with different fillings, including savoury ones! I've already thought up a bunch of ideas. They would be great as finger food for a party; make them ahead of time and freeze them, then all you need to do is bake them as you need. I'm thinking of making these for Christmas this year as to me, they were quite reminiscent of fruit mince pies... (kind of).


4 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks like you finally got some sun! they look great!

NQN said...

Glad to see you got the sun that you needed for the photos, the one of the Rugelach split open looks so inviting!

Leslie said...

Your rugelach look awesome! Great photos, too...makes me want to sneak one off the tray...

Barbara said...

These look great! And yes, they freeze wonderfully unbaked, perfect for baking up as needed!