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       Title: Four Star Rugelach + Cinnamon Twists
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
            Cottage cheese dough:
       1 pt Small curd cottage cheese
            = 4 % milkfat
       2 c  Flour
     1/8 ts Salt
       8 oz Butter; chilled
            = and cut into slices
            Filling-----
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 ts Cinnamon
       4 tb Apricot jam; strained
       1 c  Walnuts; finely chopped
   2 1/2 oz Dried currants; (1/2 c) opt.
  
   Recipe by: Bestor DFPF73A
      1. Spoon cheese into a sieve over a bowl and allow it to drain for at
   least 2 hours. Using a rubber spatula, toss cheese occasionally. Remove 1
   cup of the drained cheese for the dough.
      2. Process flour and salt just to combine. Scatter all the butter pieces
   over and process with on/off pulses until butter appears to disappear into
   the flour mix. Scatter the 1 cup cottage cheese over the mix and process
   with on/off pulses just until comes together into a cohesive ball.
      3. Divide dough into quarters; shape each into a flat disk. Wrap in
   plastic and refrigerate until firm, at leat 4 hours; or freeze, well
   wrapper, up to 1 month.
     4.  350 oven. Line baking sheet wtih foil. Combine sugar and cinnamon.
     5. Remove one dough package at a time from refrigerator. Set aside for 10
   minutes before rolling on a lightly floured surface, roll into a 10 to 11
   circle, 1/8 thick. With a small metal spatula, spread only 1 T jam very
   thinly over dough. Sprinkle with 2 T cinnamon-sugar, then with 1/4 cup nuts
   and 2 T currants. With rolling pin, lightly roll to press filling
   ingredients into the dough.
      6. Using a sharp knife, cut circle into 16 pie-shaped wedges; roll each
   one up, beginning at the wide end. Place 1 apart, point down, on
   foil-lined sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Toward the
   end of baking, if pastries are browning too much on the bottom from some of
   the jam oozing out, move them off the jam to a clean spot on the sheet.
   Cool 5 minutes, then, transfer rugelach to a wire rack to cool.
  
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