The best hamantaschen in the world

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 medium Seedless orange
2 Eggs
¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Oil
2 teaspoons Baking powder
3 cups Flour
Jam or other fillings

Cut the orange into quarters and pulverize it in your food processor until finely chopped. Add the eggs, sugar and oil, and process for about 10 seconds. Add the baking powder and flour and process with several on/off turns, just until the flour is blended into dough. It will be slightly sticky, but that's OK. Cut the dough into 3 or 4 pieces, and work with just one lump at a time.

Roll the dough out on a well-floured board to about ⅛ inch thickness.

Using a cookie cutter (or a glass, like I'm sure Auntie Rivka would have done) cut 3-inch circles of dough. In the middle of each circle, put about ½ teaspoon of filling: jam, chocolate chips, or even canned pie filling.

Pinch the sides of the circle up, making a triangular enclosure, and leaving the top slightly open so that you can see the filling. Just make sure that the corners are firmly pinched so that the jam doesn't leak out the sides.

Makes about 4 dozen delicious hamantaschen.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest V97 #056 by Raab <raab.ranch@...> on Feb 18, 1997.

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