I have to tell you about the most delicious sweet treat I have ever had! One of my client's sent me a 2-pound tin of Ruggalach from David's Cookies and it is absolutely to die for! Ruggalach reminds me of Baklava, only better. And, I didn't think anything was better than homemade baklava!
After receiving my tin of David's Cookies delectable Ruggalach, I had to check out their website and learn more about this unique treat. I discovered Ruggalach is a Jewish pastry of the Ashkenazic origin. Ruggalach stems from the Hebrew word, 'Roglit', meaning "creeping vine".
I'm not sure where the "creeping vine" fits in with this pastry. Perhaps, it can be attributed to the rolled layers. If you stretch these treats out, they kind of look like a long vine ;-)
The Ruggalach I received from David's Cookies included four varieties: Raspberry Walnut (sweet and crunchy), Cinnamon Raisin (earthy), Apricot Cashew (subtly sweet), and Chocolate Walnut (decadently delicious).
The dough is a made from cream cheese and butter; creating a soft, chewy dough with a light, crispy crust. When your teeth sink into the fruits, nuts and spices, an explosion of flavor is released. It truly is heaven in a pastry-pillow.
Ruggalach has officially become my new all-time favorite dessert. I have one or two pieces of Cinnamon Raisin for breakfast. Then, I indulge in one Raspberry Walnut and one Apricot Cashew for an afternoon pick-me-up. I wrap up the day with a cup of tea and one piece of Chocolate Walnut.
If you enjoy pastries, I highly recommend the Ruggalah from David's Cookies. However, if pastries aren't your thing, David's Cookies offers a wide range of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. You'll find chocolate truffle cakes, brownies, crumb cakes, pies, fruit and nut assortments, gift baskets and of course, cookies.
I'm really glad my client sent me such a wonderful gift. In addition to receiving a wonderful treat that has brought my tastebuds joy for several days, I also discovered a great place to shop for gifts. With Valentines Day just 6 weeks away, it's time to start thinking about "Love" gifts. Considering how fabulous the Rugglach is, I'm thinking everyone I know would love to receive something from David's Cookies. Go check them out. You'll be glad you did!