You are all the best! Thank you for being there. I didn't get to respond to every one of you before the day was over because Comcast gave me grief and told me their server did not recognize me. Don't ask how many hours I spent with an idiot who could not help me. I finally got it to work through trial and error -- better errors than the Comcast customer service person made. So far, so good.
Sunday noon we headed over to MOMA, where there were a couple of exhibits we wanted to see. One was American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe. This was one of my favorite paintings and it was by someone whose name was not familiar to me (and which I cannot now remember).
Then we spent some time at the Mies Van der rohe architectural exhibit. Fascinating, but overwhelming. As we left the museum and looked up, we saw this skyscraper and crane across the street, looming over us. With the history of cranes falling in NY city, we thought we should high-tail it out of there.
If you don't bake or don't care - feel free to skip this part. I got this recipe when my ex-husband came home with a box of these beauties that his student teacher had baked. They were to-die-for and she generously shared the recipe with me. This was probably 40 years ago and they are just as wonderful as they ever were.
The DoughDivide into 4 balls and refrigerate overnight.
1/2 lb butter
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup orange juice (or a little less)
The Other Stuff
3/4 cup cinnamon sugar
filling - chopped walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips
Next morning, roll out each ball of dough into a circle on a generous amount of cinnamon sugar. Cut into 8 wedges, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, raisins, choc chips and roll up toward the point. Shape into a crescent. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350, 15-20 min.
To get more/but smaller rugelach, I divide into 8 balls, roll them out smaller. Also, you can use any kind of chopped nuts: hazelnuts or almonds are fine, too.
That's the story. Enjoy!