So this week was a Tuesdays with Dorie baking challenge. For those unfamiliar with my earlier posts this is an online group of bakers who, together, are working our way through a baking cookbook, called Baking With Julia written by Dorie Greenspan.
Tuesday’s mission was fraught with mistakes for me. I misread the instructions initially so found out too late that I needed to chill the cookies a second time overnight before baking. First, the rugelach I am familiar with are rolled in a crescent shape. These are pinwheels, which in my case fell apart in the oven. This was a labour intensive recipe that required quite a bit of preparation of the ingredients. I made the apricot lekvar from scratch which was quite tasty (must be the amaretto!). I was disappointed that you could not see the lovely apricot spread after the cookies were prepared. You can taste it but I am going to make them again rolling them into crescents and not overstuff ing with the filling. I would like to see the mix of the apricot with the nut and dried fruit filling. The cream cheese dough was very easy to work with and added a nice complexity to the taste. So aside, from the terrible appearance – I felt like they looked like pieces of bone marrow – the taste in your mouth, was delicious. In fact, they are very addictive.