Monday

Almond/Chocolate Rugelach

Recipe: Almond/chocolate filled baked pastry !!

Rugelach (3)
I had got this wonderful gift from foodie blogroll in their contest Comment to Win a Love'n Bake Baking Inspiration Goodie Box on 25th December, a sweet and delicious Christmas gift. I received a package containing 6 of Love’n Bake’s products which included Almond Paste, Marzipan, Hazelnut Praline, Almond Schmear, Cinnamon Schmear, Chocolate Schmear. The first recipe I tried from their collection is the Chocolate rugelach. I did combine both almond paste and chocolate schmear to make these scrumptious rugelach/cookies.
Rugelach is a pastry considered to be of Jewish origin and resemble the french croissant. The cream cheese in this recipe can be replaced by sour cream or think yogurt as well and one can vary the filling with your choice to include fruits, nuts, raisins, cinnamon etc. This goes to the Semi Home Made recipes event and to Joanne, Regional Recipes –Middle East.


Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz cream cheese, cut into chunks
8 oz unsalted butter(2 sticks), cut into chunks
1/2 can of Chocolate Schmear filling
1/2 can of Almond paste filling
OR 1 can of any filling
1/8 cup sugar (optional)


Preparation Method:
1.Place flour, salt, cream cheese, sugar and butter in a bowl of food processor with metal blade. Process until smooth dough forms.
2. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill at least 1 hour before using
3. Divide the dough into 4 parts. Roll the dough into 9-inch circle (like a chapati/tortilla), 1/8 in thick.
4. Spread the dough with chocolate and/or almond filling in a even layer. Cut the circle into 16 pie shaped wedges(triangle shape). Roll the dough up starting from wide end. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat for remaining 3 parts of dough.
5. Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven until golden brown, about 20 – 22 minutes. Cool on wire racks.


Rugelach (2)


Preparation Time: 10 mins
Baking Time: 20 – 22 mins
Yield: 4 –5 dozen

Tags: baked, almond paste, love n bake, rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach (all plural), rugalah, rugala
Recipe Source; Love’n Bake

40 comments:

simply.food said...

Beautiful click looks delicious.

Preethi Rajeev said...

These looks so tempting, it's a chocoholic's dream come true.

Asha said...

I made them in 2008 X Mas, they are so yum. Lovely combo with Chocolate, good one.looks great.

Kris said...

Wow, sign me up! ;o)

Vrinda said...

Perfect choco treat,too good

PJ said...

omg, the rugalech is just so wonderful, SE!

Subhashini said...

Amazing SE
It looks excellent.

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey such a delicious and tempting pastry..yumm chocolaty..looks very nice..simple scrumptious..

Spice said...

looks so inviting....I feel like grabbing couple of them....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Just Splendid!!

Sushma Mallya said...

These look so cute and so perfectly done..just loved it...

Jagruti said...

Yummy and mouthwatering treat!! pics looks so inviting..

Suparna said...

a chocoholics delight :) too sinful and hard to resist!
TC

Joanne said...

That is a fabulous win! How did you get your rugelach so perfectly shaped? They look delectable.

SE said...

Thank you gals for stopping by with your wonderful comments !!
@Joanne...wish I could show you the pictures of the process (they got little hazy and lost the opportunity to be hosted on the site :-))

Gulmohar said...

Wow...beautiful treats Sharada...That looks so perfect and lovely clicks :-)

Priya said...

Such a cute and beautiful rugelach SE..

Soma said...

This looks simply delicious!!! how cute and irresistible they are.r

Silpa said...

Yummy. i love the pictures. they are so cute...

Rahin said...

Hi SE, Thank you for sending in those super cute n beautiful rugelachs for my event, love them

Siddhi S said...

wow Se this pastris look super yummy...very tempting...nice recipe n good clicks 2

kothiyavunu said...

wow!!Amazing..just gonna grab few from the click, tempting rugelach.

Latha said...

How cute is that? Very tempting.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What delicious looking cookies! I love your fillings!

Kanchan said...

Heard about Rugelach for the first time ! But these look perfect !

Tina said...

Beautiful and perfect clicks dear..Really so tempting.

Pari said...

Hi SE. You seem to be busy these days, have not heard from you since long.
So perfectly shaped, the Rugelach looks beautiful and congrats on all the gifts, what's great is you are utilising them so wisely and nicely. :)

Rachana Kothari said...

These Cookies look so delicious!!!! lovely clicks too:)

Sanjana said...

These are so pretty!

Cham said...

They turn out pretty and eyecatching goodie!

ruchikacooks said...

Yes, but I did not know it till I was there. How did you know?

My methi entry is coming tomorrow.

Lele said...

I just graduated from college which meant leaving behind my favorite kosher bakery which has AWE INSPIRING rugelach. So excited to see such a delicious looking recipe!

Anjum said...

So very pretty.Wonderfully created the shape.Great going....

Arti said...

Woww fabulous!!

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your goodie box... The chocolate rugelach looks very pretty and I would love to try these cute rolls!!!

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Rohini said...

Aww... they look soo cute!! Wanna grab some right away.. this one is totally new to me!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wooo, very tempting.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

MMMMMM Rugelach is my favorite!!!!

Shri said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!Incredible!I have only seen a recipe of this in Martha's and never made it..May be its time..

tasteofbeirut said...

I have to say rugelah is one of my favorite pastries; it is sinfully delicious but then it comes in small portions, so that is OK! Yours looks great and the flavor combo is fantastic!

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