This week's Tuesdays with Dorie bakers will have a party-table full of delicious baked goods to share. I myself have been baking sooooo much the past few weeks that I hardly know where to start: chocolate chunkers, walnut tea cakes, caramel corn (not really baking but wonderful nevertheless), bundt cakes, carrot muffins, and breads and pizzas. I keep forgetting to take pictures before the goodies have been consumed, but here's my entry for this week: Rugelach.
Dorie's dough is so easy to make and even easier to roll out. I spread on a little apricot jam, and then the filling of sugar, cinnamon, currants, and shaved chocolate. They turned out really well. I brought some to a party at work and immediately my friend Lynne said "Who made the rugelach???" When I confessed that I had made them she said (while holding the third cookie) that they were better than anything she had tasted in a lonnnnggg time. When Lynne bought Rugelach in some fancy bakeries she had been sorely disappointed. She asked for the recipe (doesn't that often happen when you share some of Dorie's treats?) which I was happy to share with the advice to buy the book.
Happy Holidays to all of my baking friends!