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!


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julessomeone March 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I used just about the same flavor combo. Those look delicious!


Heather March 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Oh they look great! I love the idea of the demerara on top, yum!


Janice March 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

They look great. I can’t wait to see how you redesign your blog. I’m a newbie and definitely need to work on mine.


Baker on the Rise March 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Yours look great! Next time I’m trying the crescent shape!


Wendy March 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Welcome to TWD! Gorgeous rugelach. Well done!


Junia @ Mis Pensamientos March 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

wow rugelach takes a lot of time to make! kudos to you! looking forward to your blog makeover :)


Saira March 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I rolled half of my batch in crescents too .. your cookies loos prefect .. good job … Aren’t they a delight !!! Loved it !!!!


yummychunklet March 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Kudos for making the crescent shapes! I should’ve done that.


Cher March 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Yeah! We missed you on FFwD.
Your cookies look so neat and pretty :-)


Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide March 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Those look fantastic!


smarkies March 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

your crescents look lovely. Well done!


Elaine March 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hi, Yuri! I am so glad that you are going to be baking with Tuesdays with Dorie! Your rugelach looks delicious. I wish I had added chocolate chips in mine.


gingerskeeper March 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Looks delightful! I wish I had thought of rolling them up like that. Yours look so pretty!


Karriann March 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Really cute and delicious!

“Happy Cooking”


Liz March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh your rugelach turned out perfect!!!! Mine kind of unswirled, but they were still tasty :) And I wish I had added chocolate…great idea!


loavesandstitches March 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I think the swirled ones look pretty. Good job!


Maureen March 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

You have to be dedicated to make these but they look wonderful!


Let Me Eat Cake March 8, 2012 at 3:56 am

i love rugelach! and i def like the crescent shape best :) i wonder how this would turn out with plum preserves


Jen March 8, 2012 at 4:50 am

Your rugelach look great! Glad to have you baking with us, can’t wait to see your future TWD posts :)


Valerie March 9, 2012 at 6:14 am

Those rugelach makes my mouth watery! They look fantastic and really yummy!


foodwanderings August 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

baby pandi made rugalach and what a way to celebrate Julia. Love these bite size gems pandi & I miss ya!


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