Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Pie Pye Pi!
And to celebrate Purim as well, we'll have an almost Pie-like recipe for hamentashen. You can use any filling you like, although prune, poppy, apricot and rasberry all work well. Some people use chocolate kisses as well.

4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
1 c. sugar
6 oz. butter
1/4 c. orange juice

Put eggs and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add butter. Mix with mixer. Combine baking powder with flour. Add to bowl a little a time, and mix in. when it seems to be getting a little thick, add a little orange juice. Keep going until the dough starts catching in the beater, then take out and knead the dough the rest of the way by hand.

Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.

Dust a flour board with a little bit of flour. Roll a piece of the dough out on flour board. Take a four inch glass, turn it upside down and cut the dough with the lip of glass to make a 4 inch circle of dough. Fill cookie with chosen filling. Squeeze dough up and across to form three cornered hamantashen.

Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil and bake hamentashen in 400 degree oven about 15 or 20 minutes. (Check after 15 minutes) Hamentashen should be golden.

Makes about 3 dozen hamentashen.


hope you had a good purim. i had to study (still studying... sigh) and will have a make-up purim by getting senselessly drunk after my last exam this week. i'll try your recipe this weekend, though. it looks yummy. :)
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