Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Bake


While many of my students are on spring break in Aruba, I’m at home grading papers and, as a much needed distraction, baking. It took me three days, like many bakers in the group, to make this weeks TWD recipe Rugelach.    On day one, I made the dough.  On day two formed the logs.
On day three cut and baked the rugelach. 

The recipe is pretty simple, although, labor intensive.  The full recipe makes a ton of cookies and way too much filling.  My first two cookie sheets came out better than the second two sheets.  

The second two sheets ran more; even though, I carefully watched them. Although, I kept the second batch in the fridge, I think, everything was just warmer.  The kitchen was warmer, the oven was warmer, and the cookie sheets were warmer.  I think this impacts the baking process.  Perhaps next time, and there will be a next time, I’ll make this a four day event and bake half the batch one day and the second batch in a cool kitchen on cool cookie sheets.  That said, these were delish!  I’ll definitely add them to my Christmas cookie list.  Go to Tuesdays With Dorie Baking With Julia to find the recipe.  Better yet, buy the book Baking With Julia.


  1. Yours look fabulous! And I'm jealous of your counters...

  2. I am sure they were very tasty & I wish I were on spring break in Aruba. Sigh. Lucky students...