Thursday, December 16, 2010

Maple-Pecan Medjool Date Rugelach

The Avid Bakers Challenge this month was Flo Braker's Maple-Pecan Medjool Date Rugelach.  This is the second batch because the entire first batch did not last long enough to take a picture.  Everyone loves these morsels.  The flavor faintly reminds us of Baklava.

It began with a search for dates.  Not knowing anything about dates, I managed to buy the wrong variety. Medjools, I learned, are the King of Dates.  Whole Foods had some in containers and then I found these displayed in the produce section.  They were twice the size, plump, beautiful color and organic.  Organic?  Aren't all dates organic?  No, they are not, sad to say.  I paid a King's Ransom for these beauties and it was worth every penny.  They had just been picked a few days before.

My rolling techinque leaves a lot to be desired.  I felt like one of Kramer's Cubans.

Luckily, it is not necessary to roll the Rugelach into a tight Dutch Master's Presidente to be delicious.

These cookies brought out shameless pilfering.  "Just one more...just one more.....just one more..."


  1. Wow! That's high praise that the first batch disappeared so quickly. Cute Kramer clip:)

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    Rugelach and medjool dates. Two great things in life.

  3. Beautiful Rugelach!! The dates look wonderful. Picked just a few days before?? Nice! I'm happy to hear that they were such a big hit that you made them twice already. These were a big hit, both at home and at work, so they are definitely going into my "bake again" list.

    PS: please add a link to your post on the ABC blog. Thanks!! :o)