Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


or rug·a·lach  (rŭg′ə-ləKH)
A cookie of cream-cheese dough spread with filling, such as jam or nuts, and then rolled into a crescent shape.

[Yiddish rogelekh, rugelekh, pl. of rogele, rugele, a rugelach, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish rogal, crescent-shaped bread roll, from róg, horn.]


(Cookery) a fruit-and-nut pastry shaped like a croissant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rugelach - pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
References in periodicals archive ?
I have learned enough Hebrew to order rugelach at the shuk (open air market in Israel), enough about architecture to help design a building, enough chords to play guitar in front of indiscriminating crowds, enough HTML to build (and occasionally crash) a website, enough about how to operate deep fryers, convection ovens, and commercial dishwashers to work the line, enough about medicine to know the difference between Coxsackie and Hand-Foot-and-Mouth (same thing, actually), and enough about copier machines to solve almost every jam I've caused.
This week, we're making rugelach, a pastry that, while very popular both in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the USA, is largely confined in the UK to Jewish communities and their busy bakeries.
Filling the pastry for Weller's Strawberry Jam & Hazelnut Rugelach.
For Chanukah try Sweet Potato Latkes, Jelly Doughnuts, or Rugelach.
Gefilte fish, pickles, and rugelach await their chroniclers.
com, and has won awards for her food photography and was recognized by the Los Angeles Times for her recipe for her recipe for Jewish rugelach cookies.
The iconic Jewish treat is similar to--but not exactly synonymous with--coffee cake (which is lighter, fluffier and sweeter), and it's not quite rugelach (which has a flaky cream cheese dough and is made without yeast).
At the same time that second-generation Holocaust children began to write alimentary life writing so have some third generation writers, such as Nancy Ring, who in her 1996 Walking on Walnuts: My Grandmother's Recipes for Rugelach, Romance, and Surviving the Real World writes about her Jewish family who fled Russia and about her own determination to work in New York restaurants.
As for dessert, she offered him a chocolate chip rugelach - a pastry which looks a bit like a chocolate croissant - on the house.
Roast your Thanksgiving turkey or bake your rugelach for Hanukkah in the oven s True European Convection with Precise Air, keep your dinner rolls warm in the warming drawer and boil your potatoes in just minutes on the induction cooktop.
she takes the sour-cream coffee cake and the rugelach with walnuts and currants.
Love the rugelach that's served at many Hanukkah celebrations?