Wednesday, August 31

Mmm, Rugelach!

So I wanted to share this recipe that I found. There called Rugelach, I made a little research to know more about these yummy treats! The name is yiddish, the jewish language of eastern Europe. The translation for the root word is "little twists." It's a jewish pastry that is eaten any time of the year. It basically consists of a cream cheese dough with different fillings such as raisins, chocolate, poppy seeds, or fruit preserves with walnuts which are rolled up inside. They are so good!!! My husband was begging me to make some more last night but i ran out of preserves and it was too late to go buy some :( but today i got some raspberry preserves and got to work! Hope you make them! There easy to make and perfect for the upcoming Holidays!!!
Here it is:


  • For The Dough

    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

    • For The Filling
    • 1 small jar of raspberry preserves
    • 3/4 cups of chopped walnuts (or the filling of your choice)

    • For The Coating
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Directions:

    Making the dough: In a bowl mix together the butter, cream cheese, & salt on low until well combined. Add the flour & mix until a dough has formed. Transfer to your work surface and cut into 4 equal balls. Wrap each piece with plastic & refrigerate until chilled, about 2-3 hours. (I actually made mine one day ahead of time and the dough was fine.)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet. Spray it with a little Pam and set aside.

    1. Unwrap 1 piece of dough & place on a floured work surface. Roll into an 10-inch circle. Use a knife to cut into 8 equal wedges ( like you would a pizza in 8 pieces ). You can repeat the process with the remaining pieces of dough or save them for later in the week.

    1. Making the filling: spread 1 tablespoon of raspberry preserves on each piece of dough, then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of whatever you decided to use on each peice. Starting with the short side of the triangle, fold corners in toward the center & roll up each piece to enclose filling. Repeat the process with remaining dough, preserves, & nuts. ( my hubby doesn't like walnuts so i crushed almonds & put that instead. )

    1. Making the coating: In a small bowl, mix together the sugar & cinnamon. Dip each rugelach first in melted butter & then in your sugar mixture to coat, pressing the open ends to enclose. Place on a baking sheet 1/2 inch apart.

    1. Transfer baking sheet to oven & bake until browned & caramelized, about 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    1. Enjoy!!!

    1. Sorry i didn't take more pictures from the whole process but i wasn't planning on posting it. If you have any questions though, e-mail me.

    1. God Bless you guys!!!


The Mendez Family said...

Yummy! they look Great and I totally want to try to make them Thanks

Evelyn Rocha said...

mmm you won't regret it! Your family will love them! Love ya :)


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