Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TWD: Rugelach

It's Tuesdays with Dorie time again, and this week we're making Rugelach. I'm a little late to the Rugelach party, as this is only the second time I've made or eaten them, but it's better late than never with these little jewels!

I think I used too much filling in mine because they don't look as nice and compact as those in the book, but they were still fantastic. I used apricot filling (Solo brand) with figs, almonds, macadamia nuts, and the requisite cinnamon sugar inside and out.

I only made 1/3 batch and shared with family. They went quick!

If you'd like to see the recipe, please check out the hosts' blogs, Jessica of My Baking Heart and Margaret of The Urban Hiker.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie 2.0

Guess what time it is... it's time for Tuesdays with Dorie, Act 2. Hard to believe we took 4 years baking through Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours". Now a bunch of us crazy bakers and bloggers have signed up to bake through another of Dorie's books "Baking with Julia".

The inaugural recipe was a humble one, "White Loaves". Yep, plain white bread.

It was my first time baking a loaf of yeast bread. I decided to bake half as a loaf and half as cinnamon rolls. I wish I'd gone with two loaves because a) this bread was a little heavy for cinnamon rolls and b) it was perfect for a wonderfully hearty piece of bread. Perfect with a slathering of butter and maybe a little better as toast... slathered with butter.

Great first recipe! I'm definitely a fan and will make this again.

If you'd like to join the fun, be sure to stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie blog and check out "The Rules". For the recipe, click on the link in the second paragraph. See you in two weeks!