Purim Time!

It’s that time of year again – PURIM TIME! I love Purim. It’s always so much fun to get dressed up, give out mishloach manot to give to friends and family and to have a big old party. I love making hamantaschen. They are a fun family or group project. Last year, my youth group had a big event were we made lots and lots of hamantaschen to donate to the elderly in our community.

Here is a look at the recipe I posted last year so you can get a head start. Hamantaschen, as I said are really quite simple to make, just make sure your rolling surface is well floured and that you have many different fillings, because the more fillings the more fun!

HAMANTASCHEN

(Adapted from my Grandma’s ancient recipe book)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Any filling that you would like
  • Egg white

DIRECTOINS:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2) Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it is in small pieces

3) Add the egg and orange juice and beat on medium until well incorparated

4) Roll out dough onto floured surface

5) Cut out round circles with a glass or any other cookie cutter about 2-3 inches in diameter

6) Put 1 tsp of filing into center of dough

7) Pick up edges toward the center to form a triangle and pinch the dough together to form a triangle

8 ) Brush the top with a beaten egg white

9) Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until lightly brown

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