|HAMANTASHEN - A triangular filled pastry|
Hamantashen are a triangular pastry, traditionally eaten during the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Purim celebrates the failure of the evil Haman in his attempt to exterminate the Jews; Haman wore a three-cornered hat. INGREDIENTS (Makes a bunch) PASTRY 2 c flour 1 c butter ½ lb cream cheese MOHN FILLING ½ c poppy seeds 1 c walnuts (chopped fine) 1 c raisins (chopped fine) 8 oz honey PROCEDURE: (1) Sift the flour. Cream the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
Gradually add the flour, mixing, and make a ball of dough.
Refrigerate overnight. (2) Combine the mohn filling ingredients. It may take a little more, or a little less, than 8 oz of honey; use enough to hold the mixture together. (3) Roll out the dough (not too thin), and cut into 3-inch squares. Fill each square with 1 Tbsp of mohn, and fold the dough square over to make a triangle. (4) Bake on a greased pan at 350 deg. F until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
RATING Difficulty: easy. Time: 1 hour preparation (in two ½ hour pieces),20 minutes baking. Precision: measure the pastry ingredients care-fully. CONTRIBUTOR: Alan M. Marcum Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, California sun!nescorna!marcum Submitted By SAM LEFKOWITZ On 04-04-95
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