Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Piggy of Piggy's Cooking Journal. Click on over to her blog if you'd like the recipe to make these fun cookies.
If you're like me, you're reading the name of this cookie and thinking, huh? How do I prounounce this? And what in the world is it? Well, that's what I like about this group... I'm trying new things. I now know that rugelach is a rolled cookie made with a cream cheese based dough. It's typically filled with nuts, raisins and preserves.
I used one out of the three of those fillings. I tossed out the idea of nuts because I knew no one would eat them but me. I made them with raspberry jam - one batch with bittersweet and white chocolates, and the other with bittersweet chocolate and dried cranberries.
They were just a tad bit harder to make than I originally thought. I listened to Dorie's podcast about how to make them and she made it sound so simple. It didn't help that I started out the process by slicing my finger on the blade of the food processor. That hurt like the dickens! So I was a bit impaired as I was trying to roll out the dough and spread on the fillings and then roll up the little crescents. It eventually all got done, and they came out looking pretty good.
I brought them with me to visit some family and I think a few people tried them, but I took a whole lot home with me, so I'm not sure if they weren't liked, or people just weren't all that interested. I, however, do think they're yummy. My husband said, "they're okay." I probably won't make them again, but they sure look pretty and I'm glad I tried them. Now I have to finish the 10 or so cookies that are left all by myself. Darn.
And by the way, happy election day! Hope everyone is getting out and voting!