Tuesday, March 6, 2012

BWJ - Rugelach



Don't you just adore it when you unexpectedly love something?  That was the case with this week's Baking with Julia, hosed by Jessica of My Baking Heart and Margaret of The Urban Hiker, who chose Rugelach.  Rugelach are a Jewish cookie/pastry made with a cream cheese pastry and filled with fruit preserves, fruits, nuts and spices.  Traditionally they are made in a crescent shape, but this recipe made the cookies in a roll shape.

I filled my rugelach with plain old apricot jam, dried apricots, raisins and almonds.  They were totally delicious - so addictive that I ate 4 of them myself before turning them over to the crowd, which is unheard of for me.

To see what everyone else thought of this recipe for rugelach, visit the Baking with Julia website.

41 comments:

Jessica said...

Your rugelach came out beautifully! They are totally addictive.

Jill said...

They look lovely! They were tasty, but mine were a mess.

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

Oh nice :) What are rugelach? I've never heard of them before ~ But as long as their a type of cookie or pastry I'm sure I'll like it :P

Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Oh, I better get busy--this looks delicious.

Wendy (pinkstripes) said...

They were super tasty!

Johanna GGG said...

never made them but have had them on my to do list - your love of them will bump them up the list just a little (if they sounded easier they might go up even higher but they seem fiddly)

Cakelaw said...

Johanna, I won't lie - they are fiddly, but that cream cheese pastry with the filling is soooo good.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

A delicious cookie!

~Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

Kris' Kitchen said...

I agree...these were soooooo good! Your filling looks delish!

Saira said...

Looks perfect !!!!! you did a very good job :-) Loved these cookies

Pamela said...

Looks tasty! I made the fillings from scratch, but I know these would have been fabulous with preserves. If I had some raspberry jam/preserves, these would be all gone right now.

Cathy said...

Addictive they are! I made a chocolate/cherry and fig/apricot. The fig/apricot was to die for! The chocolate a bit dry. Can't wait for tomorrow to send these away so I will stop eating them!!

kyleen said...

I had my first ruglach last summer when I was working at a bakery. It was Ah. Mazing. So buttery and creamy and rich and sweet! These little gems look so delicious!

Hotly Spiced said...

I haven't heard of Rugelach before but they do look and sound delicious. A bit like a Christmas Mince Pie but with cream cheese added? I'm not surprised you rewarded yourself with four!

mireia badia said...

Unexpectedly good for me too!!!

Jenn said...

yours did come out cute =)

I'm glad we baked them, because on my own I'd have said they were to difficult, but in the end, I loved them!

Amanda said...

I was also pleasantly surprised, I was expecting to not like them at all. Glad you love them, they look delicious!

Im At Home baking said...

They are so delicious! Yours look yummy!

Cher Rockwell said...

These were good, but probably more fussy than I would normally get.
Apricot jam was a nice shortcut :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'e never tried it!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Very nice! I bet the flavor was perfect!

yummychunklet said...

Glad you enjoyed them! Yours turned out way better than mine.

Jodie said...

They look great! I went with raspberry and chocolate, more similar to the other TWD recipe. I'm scared of apricots. And prunes. :)

Karen @ SoupAddict said...

I underestimated the time commitment necessary for these babies - it felt like an eternity had passed by the time they came out of the oven. ;) But, they were good!

Julia said...

The best kind of surprise!

Anonymous said...

I ate way too many of the rugelach I baked too!

jane said...

SO glad you liked them, they are one of my favorites.

Guyla said...

Looks like your filling choice worked great.

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

I love rugelach. Yours look more than tempting.

Cindy said...

I did make them after all and I'm so glad I did!

lauren said...

Nice choice of fillings, great job!

Elaine said...

Yes! I did not expect to enjoy these as much as I do! Making them was a little trial, but I made notes so I know how to make them a little easier and hopefully faster next time.

Jenny said...

They are definitely addictive! I took mine to work as soon as I could!

Jodie said...

Looks delicious!

Jen said...

great job, these look scrumptious :)

Lynne said...

Sounds like a great flavor combo! They look divine!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i kept my filling pretty simple, too. these look terrific--i'm sure the crowd was happy to gobble them up!

Pacheco Patty said...

These truly are addictive! I think I'll make them again at Christmas;-)

Jennifer said...

These were delicious!!!! Yours look lovely!

Kayte said...

I love the look of yours! Yours look so juicy and delicious. I have never had any with this much fruit in them...I think I could eat four of them as well. Great job and very nice photo of them.

Anonymous said...

good to hear that you loved this one, I didn't enjoy making it and never got to enjoy a slice in the end.. it kinda sucked like that. ugh. :)

Alice @ http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com