Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hamantaschen,Humentash,Hamantash




Here’s the recipe: No matter how you spell it, it’s still a tasty triangle treat. Either filled with prune butter (lekvar), cherries, fruit preserves or even chocolate it’s a traditional cookie that is eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. I remember my Mom-Mom would make these for us and now if you ask her the recipe she doesn't remember.  It’s sad, my Mom-Mom was such a wonderful cook and we always looked forward to the holidays to enjoy her cooking, now we take her recipes and cook for her. 

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs 
3 1/2 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt (not kosher)
1 Tbsp orange juice
zest of an orange
Lekvar, cherry filling, apricot preserves
...or anything you really want to fill them with.

In a bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs till creamy.  Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl.  Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture with the orange juice and zest.  Mix till dough comes together.  (I made a double batch) Wrap in saran wrap tightly and put in the fridge for an hour or until the dough is chilled. (The colder the dough the better) After the dough has chilled, roll out the dough about a 1/4 inch and cut into circles about 3 inches.  Put about a heaping teaspoon in the middle and fold the edges up like a triangle. Pinch the ends so they won't open when they bake.  Bake at 425 for about 17 min.



6 comments:

uma said...

something new for me..

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks so inviting...

Velva said...

Just beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

from my motorhome to yours said...

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mei said...

hiya, im just dropping by. Welcome to foodie blog.. im also new :) only just added the foodie blog 2 days ago.. btw, your blog is looking good.

Ansh said...

These look absolutely divine!