Hamantashen is a triangular, filled pastry which is traditionally served on Purim. Making hamantashen with your children is a fun way to celebrate Purim and to create special Jewish holiday memories.
Difficulty Level: easy
Time Required: 30 minutes
- Prepare 2/3 cup margarine (room temperature), 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 cups flour, pie filling.
- Blend margarine and sugar thoroughly.
- Add flour and orange juice, alternating.
- Refrigerate batter for a few hours.
- Roll out dough as thin as you can.
- Cut out 3-4 inch circles. You can turn a glass upside down on the dough to make the circles.
- Put a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each circle.
- Fold up 3 sides to form a triangle (Overlap the sides so only a little filling shows through the middle).
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (bake until golden brown, but take out before the filling boils over)
- Poppy seed is the most traditional filling.
- Other popular choices are cherry, apple, and prune pie fillings.
- Some newer fillings which people use these days are peanut butter and chocolate.
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