Rugelach – Chocolate wrapped in Pastry

This is a traditional Jewish dessert recipe called Rugelach. Ate all year round but a tradition during Hanukkah.

The Ingredients:
The Pastry:
340g NEILL’S®Plain Flour
220g Butter
220g Cream Cheese

100g Sugar
2tsp Vanilla Extract/Essence

The Filling:
220g Cream Cheese
60g Dark Chocolate
30g Coco Powder
100g Sugar
2tsp Ground Cinnamon.

The How-To:
Preheat oven to 190c
Cream the Cream Cheese and butter together until smooth and consistent.
Stir in the flour, sugar and vanilla.
Cover and place in the fridge for about an hour.
Now we need to make the filling. Cream the Cream cheese and the sugar together.
Stir in the coco powder, cinnamon.
Grate the dark chocolate and stir this into the mix.
After an hour take the dough out of the fridge and divide it into 4. Roll each of these 4 balls out into discs.
Spread each of these discs with the chocolate cream cheese filling.
Cut each disc into 8 like a pizza.
Each of these 32 wedges will form 1 Rugelach.
We need to roll these wedges starting with the thickest edge and rolling towards the point.
Place each of these on a piece of baking paper with the point of the wedge on the bottom and bake in the centre of the oven. Bake for 25 mins.
Allow to cool and enjoy!

You’re Done!


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4 thoughts on “Rugelach – Chocolate wrapped in Pastry

  • December 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Wonderful! This is a new filling for this pastry for me…thank you for sharing!

  • December 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Thank You for your compliments! This filling works particularly well I think. Let me know what you think! 🙂

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