Rugelach Recipe

2 Jul

I made some of these the other day for Father’s Day and for a friend’s birthday (the same weekend!). Turned out absolutely wonderful if I do say so myself. :) Original Recipe Here!

Ingredients:

Makes about 30.
Dough:

  • 5-6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 150 gr. melted\soft butter
  • Zest from half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Chocolate Filling:

*If you don’t want to make your own filling (like me!), you can always just spread Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) on the dough instead. Turns out great. The nutty flavor is a good addition.

  • 50 gr. bittersweet chocolate
  • 100 gr. butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1\2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

To Make Filling: Melt chocolate and butter together. Add other ingredients to it. Chill for at least 15 minutes.

Procedure for the Dough:

1. Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl, combine to make dough, and knead

for about 5 minutes, until the dough is soft and elastic.

2. Wrap the bowl in a cling film or a plastic bag, let sit for an hour and a half, until the dough doubled its volume.

3. Preheat the oven to 338 degrees F.

4. Make rugelach (see pic above). Roll the dough to 1/2-1/4 cm. thick. Spread the filling. Cut the rolled dough as shown below. Take each piece and roll it from the wider side to the narrow side.

5. Let it rise for 30 minutes. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

6. If you don’t want to egg wash the rugelach, 5-10 before the baking ends, brush the rugelach with syrup that was made from 1:1 amounts of sugar and water.

Hope you enjoy this tasty treat! I’m sure you could even make this a savory treat rather than just a sweet treat if you wanted. Let me know how yours turned out! :)

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