Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In the Kitchen

Katharine Hepburn once said, “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”

Well, in that case, I am very pleased. Because I spent the afternoon baking chocolate-hazelnut rugelach.

Here’s how it went down:

Mixing the dough (I had no idea how much butter goes into rugelach).

The filling: chocolate, vanilla, sugar, and chopped, toasted hazelnuts.

Rolling up the dough and filling together. Holy cuteness. 

Baking away.

And then I had the best excuse to keep on cooking: After all that chocolate and sugar, I needed real food.

Prepping dinner.

Potato, asparagus, and parmesan cheese flatbread brushed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt.

I love doing what I love. 


  1. Currently suffering severe sugar deprivation. A buttery chocolate rugelach, or a dozen, would make me really. Great post, keep on baking!

  2. Thanks! Rugelach are so much fun to make (and to eat!). I'm looking forward to trying other fillings, like apricot nut.