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Updated March 16, 2011.
Purim is a sweet holiday of fun celebrations.
Looking for some seasonal foods to add to the festivities? The most popular is hamantaschen, a triangular cookie with a filling in the center. A few of our readers shared their recipes with us.
Plus, Rachel and Shannon shared theirs and we have a video recipe for two ingredient "slacker hamantaschen" too.
And for those of us who might need a few extra instructions when we bake:
makes 24 to 32 hamantaschen:
¾ cup milk
¼ cup margarine
3 ½ cups flour
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1 package yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
Jam or solo brand canned filling (poppy seed, raspberry, apricot)
Recipe shared by Bonnie Hausman, in memory of Helen Friedman z"l. Bonnie notes that she sometimes innovates with the filling, adding dried cherries or fig jam - whatever appeals to her or that she has in the house when she's baking!
Let apricots, pitted prunes and raisins soften several hours or even overnight in water. Water will be absorbed. Add any favorite jam to taste. Grind together in blender. Put in container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Soften butter. Then, mix as for a cake, adding sugar, then eggs, and adding remaining dry ingredients alternatively with sour cream. You can keep mixture refrigerated until the next day.
When ready to assemble and bake, roll out batter, cut with circle form, fill, fold and spread with a beaten egg. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Do you have other favorite recipes? Let us know!