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Wednesday - September 4, 2019

Is there anything more special than baking a favorite dessert for someone you love? Nope, didn’t think so! I love baking special desserts for my friends and family, its’s truly one of my favorite things to do. I was really excited to bake a batch of rugelach for my mom and dad because it’s one of my dad’s favorite desserts. I remember eating this delicious little Jewish pastry growing up, we used to buy them in little boxes from our local Jewish deli. I found this recipe online and instead of slicing and rolling the rugelach into crescents before baking, it calls for the rugelach to be rolled into a log, cut 3/4 of the way through, and then sliced off post-bake. I figured it was worth a shot and ended up LOVING the effect. The fillings stayed so nice and melty, and the dough was perfectly tender.

I baked three flavors - a classic chocolate, a chocolate chai (my chocolate filling + a chai spice blend), and a cherry walnut. For the cherry walnut, I spread a cherry compote across the dough, then sprinkled chopped walnuts. I’m hoping to try a few new flavor variations soon, and I will absolutely be using this recipe again.

Recipe from Bake from Scratch.