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Now that Rosh Hashanah is over, we have Yom Kippur right around the corner. On Yom Kippur, in case you didn’t know, those of the Jewish faith will fast from sundown to sunup. And to mark this, I am sharing the most delicious pastry cookie recipe to break the fast with - Rugelach!
Rugelach is a chocolate filled pastry that is very well known in Israel. And I mean, it’s chocolate so everyone is a fan!
In Israel, we make it out of yeast dough and the filling is made with store-bought chocolate spread or homemade chocolate spread. The filled dough is rolled and cut to triangles, then each triangle is rolled to a shape that resembles a croissant.
Here’s the best part, the inside of the cookie is soft and full of chocolate - is your mouth watering yet? I bet it especially will when it’s the best bite to have after you fast for 24 hours!
To keep the pastry fresh for longer, and to add more sweetness, brush it with sugar syrup also known as simple syrup which is just simply made out of sugar and water.
Many times, the rugelach is made with sour cream or cream cheese but I made the rugelach pareve (non-dairy) so this sweet dessert can also fit any fun weekend or another occasion where you really want to serve some chocolatey goodness!
I filled the rugelach with a chocolate spread I made with cocoa powder, sugar, and oil. However, you can use any spread that you like instead.
The recipe yields 16 rugelach
Let's get started baking this yummy rugelach:
For the chocolate filling:
For brushing and sugar syrup: