TWD: Baking with Julia ~ Rugelach!

by Chef Pandita on March 6, 2012

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Hello friends! I am back with my first post as a Tuesdays with Dorie member. This group will be baking from the cookbook Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan and this week’s recipe is rugelach. The dough is made with cream cheese and its filled with an apricot lekvar, chopped dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips.

I didn’t have enough apricots to make the lekvar so I used apricot preserves, then I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Filled them with chopped apricots, pecans and mini chocolate chips. The little pastries are brushed with eggwash and sprinkled with sugar, I used demerara which has larger crystals and adds extra crunch. The recipe calls for rolling and slicing the dough but I’ve made rugelach before and the shape was like crescent rolls so I rolled them that way. They look prettier and more fun, don’t they?

Come with me to the TWD – Baking with Julia page to see how everyone else’s rugelach turned out. Margaret at The Urban Hiker and Jessica at My Baking Heart are this week’s hosts, you will find the recipe at their blogs.

This little place I call my blog is getting a makeover :) things will be prettier and more organized around here. I was going to take a vacation from blogging until the new site is up but it’s gonna take more than I expected and I really missed posting. I do post food pics and links daily on Twitter and Facebook so be social, let’s connect and say HI! [pandas don’t bite. Unless they’re REALLY mad ;)].

Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading!