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By Going Nuts on Fri, 03-02-07, 14:21

Does anyone have a great Hamataschen recipe? I'm a pretty good baker, but I can either get mine to look great or taste great, but not both!


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By Peg541 on Sat, 03-03-07, 00:49

I can't say how safe this is. My son never eats Hamantaschen but it is GOOD.

1/2 cup butter room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Jam or canned filling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, cream butter and sugar, add egg, juice and vanilla. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients, mix well. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.

Roll out to 1/4 inch on a floured surface. cut into circles.

Put 1/2 tsp jam or filling in middle. Fold three ends of circle to middle to form triangle. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a rack.

These are sweet and good.

Have fun

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By Donni on Sat, 03-03-07, 01:57

Hamantaschen (lower fat)

Feel free to substitute ingredients/brands for your own needs/comfort level. DH really loves these and has been known to rave about them to others. The dough is easy to work, even for kids.

3/4 cup Light Margarine (stick)
1 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup Egg Beaters (or 2 eggs)
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1/2 Tbs (1 1/2 tsp) Vanilla Extract
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
9 oz Polaner Strawberry All-Fruit Spread
6 oz Polaner Peach All-Fruit Spread

Beat margarine and sugar together. Add egg beaters, juice and extract; mix well. Stir together flour, soda and salt. Add slowly to batter until well mixed. Chill overnight or longer. Roll 1/4" thick (or less), cut in rounds. Put 1 tsp fruit in center of each round. Lightly wet the rim of each round and form Haman

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By Going Nuts on Sat, 03-03-07, 14:07

Thanks ladies - if I have time I'll try them tomorrow. I can't bear the thought of Purim without Hamantaschen! I wish I could just go buy some...

Have you ever checked on the safety of Lekvar prune butter?


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By Peg541 on Sat, 03-03-07, 16:12

Never called them. I don't use it much and DS won't eat them anyway. I used home made strawberry jam last night in mine and they were good. Have fun.

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By Yonit on Sat, 03-03-07, 17:53

Donni - have you checked on Polaner all fruit? I think I did last year and was told that the all fruit may have some cross-contam issues; but not sure, as I think I was also checking on Kashrut and the all fruit wasn't kosher, but the "sugar-free" variety was. Just wondering waht allergy info we have on them. I use Smucker's Simply Fruit for our Hamantaschen and it's great.

By the way, this year I used Earth Balance non-hydrogenated shortening and "buttery" sticks, and they tasted just as good as ever. My recipw is from marci Goldman's Jewish Holiday Baking cookbook - they are the best! here's the link, via the Clabber Girl baking powder website, which has a peanut-free symbol on the bottom!


Happy Purim!

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By Donni on Sun, 03-04-07, 02:09

Yonit...I haven't checked on Polaner for a few years. I don't remember being told anything that would concern me but who knows? 100 different people call...100 different answers... It's hard to keep up with contacting manufacturers repeatedly.

With all that said, my son has never had a problem with Polaner, I don't keep a strict Kosher home, and last year, we used Smucker's strawberry in addition to Polaner apricot. (Now you've got me thinking--did my son not like the apricot because he doesn't like apricot or did it taste "funny" to him? I think I'll called Polaner before using it again.)

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By Going Nuts on Sun, 03-04-07, 16:35

Well, I'm going to make them today. It will only be Apricot, because the prune filling (Solo) had the dreaded "made in a facility..." warning. No matter, apricot is my favorite anyway.

Thanks everyone!


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