Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ragaliki (Rugelach)

I love this small sweet dessert. It works great with tea or coffee in the morning, or any dessert. In Russian we call them rogaliki… or in other words rugelachs. They are formed into a crescent shape by rolling a triangular shape of dough around a filling. You can fill them with anything you like (nutella, jam, poppy seed etc.). I filled mine with jam.  For me it’s so hard to find a good recipe for these because any that I tried don’t stay soft and get hard on the next day. Not with this recipe, they stay soft for several days and absolutely delicious. They are filled with a sweet jam and after they are baked sprinkle them with some powdered sugar. I think I ate all of them by myself. :) It can’t get any better than that. You’ll just need to put a little time into the dough part and the rest is a piece of cake. Read on to learn how to make these delicious little rugelachs. Enjoy. 

What you need: 

2 cups of flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs room temperature
1/3 cup room temperature milk
5 tablespoons of butter room temperature
Any jam that you prefer or any filling that you like
powdered sugar for dusting 

Before I start make sure that all the ingredients are room temperature so the yeast can activate. Combine the milk, sugar, yeast, salt, eggs, and the flower. Mix on low speed until well combined. Cut up the butter into cubes. Change to a dough hook. Turn on the mixer to low speed and add the butter one cube at a time until all well combined.


Let the dough rise for about an hour until doubled in size. Kneed the dough for about 5 minutes or until not stick. Divide the dough into 4 sections and roll out the dough. Using a pizza cutter cut the dough into 8 triangular pieces. Place about a tablespoon of jam and the end of each triangle dough piece. 

Fold the edge of the dough over and pinch together on the ends and keep rolling until in a crescent shape. Place them onto a pan and let proof for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Dust the rolls with some powdered sugar and its ready to eat! :)

Enjoy! Thank you for visiting my blog!