Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ABC- Maple Pecan Medjool Date Rugelach


This was my first month baking with Avid Bakers Challenge- it was a nice change! Rugelach is something I'm pretty sure I'd pass up on. Something that wasn't in my a eye's frame, you know- chocolate, caramel, cream cheese. I'm glad that I went ahead and ran with these! I didn't use whole dates and wrap them, I chose to chop up my dates, and blend with the sugar nut mixture. I was out of real maple syrup and only had sugar free in the house (something that I know wouldn't do justice) so I subbed in dark corn syrup. I like what this did- gave it a 'warm' flavor. The dough was a light buttery cream cheese flavor with a flakyness that rocked. All in all, a win here. Be sure to check out (and join) The Avid Bakers Challenge for other posts on this fantastic little treat!

6 comments:

briarrose said...

Oh my this looks fantastic. Beautiful job. Love your choice of filling.

HanaĆ¢ said...

What a great idea to use chopped up dates. I considered making a paste with the dates and brown sugar and kinda "schmeared" it on each dough circle but decided to stick to the quartered Medjool dates instead. Glad it was a big hit!

If you look at the right SideBar on the AvidBakersChallenge blog, you'll see that I posted the January recipe: Challah bread :o) I have a slight yeast phobia (I know others in the group do too) so I figured we'll all face our fear head-on!

Monica said...

Rebecca! Welcome to the group... I'm sure you will have fun with us, we are craz-y (don't let Hanaa know that I told you that). Your first treat looks great.

Baking Soda said...

They look great Rebecca! I also loved the flaky pastry!

Eliana said...

Hmmmm - this could not look more delicious Rebecca.

Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} said...

These look great! I'm giving you a stylish blogger award...you can check it out on my blog and participate if you want!

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