Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Grandma Rose's rugelach on The Shiksa in the Kitchen

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My grandmother Rose Chankin Sharron and me, c. 1989

Tori Avey, also known as The Shiksa in the Kitchen, came over a few weeks ago to bake my Grandma Rose's rugelach with me.

My mom was visiting at the time and the three of us sat around the dining room table for hours, talking about family, cooking, and "the olden days," as my kids refer to them.

I think you'll like the way Tori captured the essence of this family recipe. My grandmother's rugelach don't look or taste like any other rugelach I've seen. But to me, they're traditional. They're my tradition.

And she kindly left out the part about my great-grandmother possibly running a brothel in western Russia at the turn of the 20th century.


Oops. Cat's out of the bag.

Read Tori's post: Erika's "Unorthodox" Rugelach on The Shiksa in the Kitchen


Anonymous said...

I've yet to meet a rugelach I rejected, and I'll happily try these.

As for Grandma Rose? Colorful! But, um, don't you mean the cathouse (gasp) is out of the bag?

Erika Kerekes said...

@Anon - tee hee! And just to be clear, it was NOT my Grandma Rose who might have moonlit as a madam. It was her mother. And her aunt, I believe.

Tori said...

And here I was so careful to avoid that, warned by your mom, though it is a most fascinating part of your story!! Thanks again for sharing the recipe, it was such a fun afternoon. xoxo

Carole said...

I also had a grandma Rose (Rose Becker Cornsweet) who made the BEST rugelach.

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