Tuesday, December 9, 2014
TWD BCM Rugelach
I've eaten a lot of rugelach in my life. Some very good rugelach (my mother's, my great aunt's) and a lot of awful rugelach (the packaged kind they have at most synagogue kiddushes after services on Saturday mornings). However, I think the only other time that I've attempted to make it myself is with TWD BWJ. Re-reading my post (my memory is not what it used to be!), I liked those rugelach, but preferred my mother's. I have the exact same feeling about these rugelach. They are good, but my mother's are better. I seriously need to get her recipe.
As you can see from the photo above, my rugelach were an absolute mess. I loved the dough (so flaky!) and love the combination of coconut and chocolate, but my rugelach didn't hold together at all. I had a surprisingly easy time making the rolls (they were neat and surprisingly little filling spilled out), and froze them overnight, but cutting them was really hard. Many of them broke when I tried to cut them, some more broke when I put them on the cookie sheets, and the rest seemed to break in the oven! I think one mistake was cutting them too thin, but I don't know what else I did wrong. I am looking forward to reading everyone else's posts, and would also appreciate any advice you all have. I still have two rolls in the freezer, and am hoping to be able to make the next batch of cookies look good enough to serve to company.