Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TWD/BCM: The Rugelach That Won Over France

Can you imagine whipping up a batch of rugelach
just to use up a few ingredients before a trip?
According to Baking Chez Moi, that is exactly what Dorie did.
When her husband shared them with the French flight crew,
she was treated like royalty.
I can understand why.
Hail Queen Dorie!

The last time we made rugelach, it was a HUGE ordeal. Took a kitchen-full of ingredients and at least 3 days if I remember correctly. 

Didn't get near the freezer. Half an hour
or so in the fridge worked great.

Wasn't sure I wanted to take that on again, but kept thinking of Dorie throwing this together on her way out of town. If she could do it, I could. 

And I did. It was SO much simpler than the last time!

The quick processor dough rolled out beautifully and turned into something magical in the oven. 

Tastes like it came from a bakery. You'd never guess it was easy. The hardest part was keeping myself from eating the entire batch. 

Thank goodness I had a church meeting. Great group of women who get together every year and make chrismons to give to the children on Christmas Eve. 

This year we've made something totally adorable. A surprise that can't be revealed just yet. I will say that we made 174 of them. Those ladies deserved a snack.

The links for the other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers are here.

And now, a shoe. Seen once upon a time in the church courtyard:


  1. Love your rugelach, they look so professional. Did you cut them about 1inch or more?

    1. Probably about an inch. Half-inch seemed like a waste of filling, since it was clear that I was going to lose some with every slice. And I REALLY didn't want to waste any of that cherry-chocolate-coconut-pecan delightfulness. I even ate the burned stuff off the pan. I know, I'm bad.

  2. They look beautiful...so uniform in shape! I had the same problem: trying not to eat the whole batch. But I don't have a bunch of people to help me! So I'm forced to pace myself. Thankfully I only made half a batch :-)

  3. Love your photos, such fun to see the whole process and the other photos as well. Your cookies turned out so nicely...such uniformity!

  4. Wow! Your rugelach are cut perfectly! They look delicious!

  5. They not only taste as though they came from a bakery, but yours look that way as well. Beautiful!

  6. Yours are beautiful! I had a hard time slicing them up without breaking into pieces!
    I had a similar shoe like that once! :)

  7. These really do look like they came from a bakery. Your fellow churchgoers are very lucky you shared them;)

  8. I should have sliced mine thicker - they toppled and baked as flat rounds. Fortunately there was no wasted filling there!

  9. I was thinking the same thing about Dorie cooking these up right before a trip haha!