Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Rugelach

I know what you are thinking...what the heck is Rugelach? That's what my first thought was anyway. Rugelach is a cream cheese pastry dough brushed with a warm marmalade and filled with nuts and raisins before rolling it up and baking it like a croissant. Well, that didn't sound at all like something I wanted to waste calories on, so as usual, I made some changes.

I brushed the dough with warm applesauce, sprinkled it with cinnamon and sugar, and filled it with some caramel bits and white chocolate coursely chopped. It was absolutely to die for and I wasted all my calories on them until they were gone!

It's really important to chill the dough like the recipe calls for. I was too anxious with one of my batches and it just melted all over the place. Patience is a virtue! Be sure to use a liner on your pan regardless because it just makes the clean up that much easier.
This recipe was chosen by Piggy of Piggy's Cooking Journal. You can find the recipe on her blog or in Baking, From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. I recommend just buying the book. There are SO many good recipes so it's totally worth it!

Check out the TWD blogroll to see what other bakers did with their Rugelach!
Also, let me just throw in my two cents right now...don't forget to vote today!!! What an important election and awesome opportunity we have to express our opinions with our vote!

14 comments:

avesta said...

carmel and white chocolate? worth the calories! YUM!

Ingrid said...

Yum, yum, yum yours sound delish. I'm really diggin' your flavor combination, now if I could on dig into a few of thoses!

Btw, if it's ok with you I'm adding you to my blogroll....don't want to miss a post! :-) THX!
~ingrid

Katrina said...

Yum! I'm loving everyone's rugelach and loved eating them TOO much! ;)
You pizzas look great, too!

Kellie said...

Your modifications sound divine :) I will have to try those...yum, my mouth is watering already!!!

pinkstripes said...

Your applesauce, white chocolate, caramel combo sounds absolutely delicious. I'll have to try it. yum!

Lisa said...

What a great combination!

Candy said...

Love the caramel! I used white chocolate and macadamia nuts.

Rebecca said...

Apple and caramel? I'll be waiting by the mailbox! ;)

Rhiani said...

I love your variations on this recipe. Mmmm...apple, cinnamon and caramel - perfect!

gabe's girl said...

Wow, I think caramel was a great add! That sounds so good right now. Good job!

Deborah said...

you had me at "cream cheese pastry" Yum.

Maria said...

Everything looks amazing here, like always!! What a yummy treat!

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Leslie said...

Caramel is a great idea! These look amazing.