Apricot & Strawberry Preserve Hamentashen

A little background on the hamentashen...

"While there is an old legend that Haman wore a three-cornered hat, and to commemorate his downfall, we eat a three-cornered pastry,14 there is a deeper significance as well.

The Midrash says that when Haman recognized (the merit of) our three forefathers, his strength immediately weakened. Because of this, we eat three-cornered pastries and call them “Haman weakeners (tashen).” (-http://www.chabad.org/) 


Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour

Kosher Salt

Canola Oil

Baking Powder

4 Large Eggs

Sugar

1 Lemon

1 Sumo Orange

Apricot Preserve


step by step recipe as follows:


  + 4 cups of all purpose flour

 + 4 cups of all purpose flour

 + 2 tsp of baking powder

+ 2 tsp of baking powder

 + 1/2 tsp of kosher salt

+ 1/2 tsp of kosher salt

 & Mix

& Mix

 

step 1:

Mix

together

all the

dry ingredients

in a

large bowl,

and

set aside

for later.

 

 


Step 2: in a (new) large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients.

  +2  Large eggs and 1 yolk

 +2  Large eggs and 1 yolk

 + the zest of 1 lemon

+ the zest of 1 lemon

 + the juice of 1/2 a Sumo orange

+ the juice of 1/2 a Sumo orange

 &  Mix

&  Mix

  +1 cup of sugar

 +1 cup of sugar

  + the juice of 1/2 a lemon

 + the juice of 1/2 a lemon

 +1 cup of canola oil

+1 cup of canola oil


 A.

A.

 B.

B.

 C.

C.

STEP 3:

A. Slowly incorporate the dry mix (1/4 at a time).

B. Mixing in-between each addition of the dry mixture.

C. when you finish combining the two mixtures you should be left with a sticky dough.

D. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator over night.

 D.

D.


 

Step 4:

ROLL OUT

THE

DOUGh

& CUT OUT

CIRCLES

 

 

Next,

PINCH CORNERS

TO

MAKE 

H A M A N 'S

H A T  S H A P E!


step 5: Fill the spaces in with the apricot & strawberry preserves, lightly brush with egg wash, then bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes.


ENJOY!

(recipe adapted from duff goldman).

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