I had never eaten, seen or even heard of Rugelach before so when I saw we had to make them I decided to do a little research. Well... that's what I thought I would do but I didn’t do it in the end. Seriously, I had had the rugelach on my mind since TWD published that it was the first recipe for this month but I didn’t find the time. Then it was Sunday morning, I knew I couldn’t spend Monday baking so I had to do the recipe quickly and with not all the ingredients. So I ended up substituting the walnuts for the prunes lekuak with almonds and I only did one fourth of the recipe, after baking way too much last week I just couldn't eat 4 douzen rugelach (and I had no idea how they would turn out so I wasn't sure if I would want others to try something bad)
Now, this is why I love Tuesdays with Dorie (or any other online cooking group, really): you get to do things you wouldn’t even think of trying otherwise. And boy did I love this recipe. Raisin lovers this is your recipe!!! Soooo good, but you do need time as the dough has to rest.
I have no idea if the end result is like a Rugelach should be but I loved it!!, Seriously, try this. You can see the recipe in the book: Baking with Julia, in fact you should join the group! Also, you can find the recipe in the blog of this month's hosts: Margaret and Jessica
By the way, I joined pinterest, a great site! You can see my pins in here, it's perfect for keeping all the recipes you want to try at some stage!!!