Friday, March 02, 2007


I have not made mine yet this year, but I wanted to post the recipe ahead of Purim in the event anyone wishes to whip up a batch for Sunday.

I use tinned poppyseed, apricot, and plum filling in mine. Solo brand makes a filling as good as any that I've cooked and frankly, I'd rather devote my time to more interesting things.

This recipe will make Hamentaschen that are more bread/cake like than cookie.

You Will Need:

4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup salad oil
1/4 cup orange juice

Sift flour with sugar, baking powder, orange zest, and salt. Make a well and break eggs into it. Add oil and mix well. Gradually add orange juice until absorbed. Knead dough until smooth. Shape into balls about 1 1/4 inch in diameter. Roll out on well floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Place a small bit of filling in centre and pinch edges together into triangles. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until browned. Cool on racks. Makes about 5 dozen. You can of course, make them much larger if you prefer.

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