Vote for Rugelach (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Whoo hoo! It's election day! Did you vote?!

Piggy of Piggy’s Cooking Journal selected Rugelach from pages 150 and 151 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. You can also find the recipe on Piggy's blog.

I made two types:
1. Dried cranberries, mini semi-sweet chocolate, walnuts and apricot jam
2. Homemade dried fuyu persimmons, white chocolate, walnuts and apricot jam

Fuyu Persimmon
Rugelach with dried persimmon
I made homemade dried fuyu persimmons and used them in the second batch. These are so delicious! I'll write another post with photos from my folk's kaki (in Japanese) tree and the dehydration process.

The dough came together quickly in the food processor and made two discs.

Batch #1 - cranberries, chocolate, walnuts and jam

Rugelach Rugelach
Batch #1 and #2 - getting ready to bake. I had some trouble rolling them cuts weren't so great and they seemed to become all different sizes and shapes!

Rugelach Rugelach
The cross-section of #1 and #2. I added ground ginger to batch #2 but I didn't taste it later...will need to add more next time.

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Susie Homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful - and very creative fillings!

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Yum!! Those look delicious!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

What interesting flavor combinations! Those turned out gorgeous!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Too pretty. I saw persimmons in the store but have never tried them - what do they taste like?

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

Those persimmons are stunning! And your rugelach look great too. I'm glad you enjoyed these.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, very nice ingredient choices. They look wonderful.

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

It was a hard choice, but your last picture is the money shot! Absolutely beautiful rugelach and both variation sound wonderful. And homemade dried fruit... too fab.

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]


I have never heard of dried fuyfu persimmons.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I early voted last Friday! And my 5yo said that they got to "vote' in her kindergarten class yesterday. =) Great looking rugelach--that's so cool that you dried your own fruit!

ostwestwind said... [Reply to comment]

Both versions sound tasty and look beautiful!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

Using dried persimmon sounds interesting! I wonder how it tastes like with the rugelach.

Thanks for baking with me this week!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Fabulous! Permissions sound like such a unique taste.

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

I voted and made rugelach woo hoo! The white chocolate variety sounds amazing

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those look delish!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Never had persimmoms, gotta try it sometimes!
Quite original indeed! Bravo.

Isabelle Lambert said... [Reply to comment]

c'est superbe !

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

your persimmons are gorgeous, and so are your rugelach!! :) beautiful job. love the filling combinations!

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

they look beautiful - dried persimmon! Now that's something to try!!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

These look incredibly flaky. Love the fillings. Yummy!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Helen didn't even offer me ONE persimmon from the bag you gave her. Hmph. But the but of the dried fruit you did was wonderful. Now if you'd just start delivering baked goods to my home, I'd be all set

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

WOW, you are one creative lady. The pics are awesome, the fillings are tasty . . . will you cook for me one day? Pretty please? :)

Heather B said... [Reply to comment]

Great fillings! They all look delicious!

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Those sound delicious! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, the persimmons are absolutely beautiful. And the rugelach looks delicious. Great ideas on the flavor twists.

Kaitlin said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, just gorgeous. I love the way the dried persimmons look.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Really yummy sounding filling combos, especially the persimmon one.

I LOVE persimmons, and totally envious that your folks have a persimmon tree!! I'm looking forward to reading your next post on this yummy fruit. :)

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I love that last pic! I'm addicted to persimmons, they're so yummy. Great picks for add ins!!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]


Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I've never tried persimmon before - but it looks like a plump little tomato! Very creative!

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Those flavor combinations sound amazing!!!!

Gabi said... [Reply to comment]

Your Rugelach look tender and flaky just perfect! I love the idea of the persimmon filling :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! That fruit sounds interesting.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

i sure did vote! i am totally intrigued by the persimmon filling--mmmm!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I don't think the sizes and shapes have to be exact. They look perfect!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Love the fillings! The persimmons look amazing!

mimi said... [Reply to comment]

persimmon filling, how creative, i bet it tasted wonderful! and totally unrelated, but i need one of those roll-mats with the measurements pre-printed on them as i'm always rolling out unevenly sized!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Your last picture is stunning; it could be in a cookbook. Persimmons! Now there's a great idea! I love how the possibilities are just endless with these.

And I laughed out loud at the voting comic in your last post!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

ooohh persimmons! My mom loves them. We use to have a persimmons tree at my parents' old house but not the new one so she misses it. Your rugelach look awesome! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, they look delicious!! I love the white chocolate version!

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

Your persimmon filling is so creative! I'm impressed!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Your end result looks delicious. I like the flavor combinations you used.

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