Poppy seed hamantaschen

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 cups To 6 cups flour; divided
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ cup Shortening
5 Eggs
1 cup Honey
2 cups Poppy seeds *
1 cup Milk
¾ cup Honey
1 teaspoon Lemon peel
½ cup Raisins

POPPY SEED FILLING

* Use your food processor to grind the poppy seeds for the filling.

Combine 5 cups flour, salt and baking powder; mix well. Make a well in the center and add shortening, 4 eggs and honey. Work together until dough is formed, adding flour as needed. Roll out thinly and cut into 4-inch circles. For filling, grind poppy seeds. Combine with milk and honey. Cook over low heat until thickened. Add lemon peel and raisins; cool. Place 1 tablespoon filling on each dough circle; fold up three sides and press together into triangles leaving tops somewhat open. Beat remaining egg and brush over dough. Bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes or until browned.

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