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Hamantaschen

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Hamantashen is a delicious Purim cookie consisting of a rich blend of fruits and nuts from the Jewish cuisine. Though a bit elaborate to make, the Hamantashen is worth the effort. Try this Hamantashen and tell me if you like it.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105°-115°F)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1 , beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  Lemon poppy seed 1 Tablespoon
  Canned poppy seed filling 6 Ounce
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Prune 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unpitted prunes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Plum 2
  Plum jam 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Apricot 1
  Dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon/Orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Ground pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Put in mixing bowl. Add 2 cups flour, yeast mixture, and egg. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Roll into 12 x 17-inch rectangle. Cut into 4-inch circles.
7 Make a filling, and place it in center of each circle. Moisten edges. Fold sides up to form a triangle and pinch together.
8 Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise until double€”about 30 minutes.
9 Make glaze and brush on loaf. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 15-20 minutes or until done.
10 Cool on wire rack.
€¢ Rinse prunes. Simmer for 15 minutes in saucepan filled with water to 1 inch above prunes; drain. Pit and chop prunes. Add sugar, nuts, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. Place about 1 tablespoon filling in each circle.
€¢ Combine plum jam, nuts, and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Place about 1/2 tablespoon filling in each circle.
€¢ Cook apricots in water until tender. Drain and chop. Add sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon or orange peel, and pecans. Place about 1 tablespoon filling in each circle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Jewish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday

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1 Comment

ronen's picture
great dish, thank you