Hamentaschen problems

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by chrose, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. chrose

    chrose

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    Hey all, I am posting this for a co-worker. I have sent her my feelings about her issues with the dough, but offhand I don't have a good recipe to send her.
    So I am posting this for all comments. Thanks.
    Update:
    I received this reply back:
    I did not realize that she used oil as opposed to margerine. I misunderstood her and thought the oil in the fat had melted out from overworking.
     
  2. yahsone

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    I used this recipe. And it does need the whole wheat flour to work well.

    Gordon :lips:

    Recipe for Hamentaschen

    2/3 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup orange juice (the smooth kind, without the pulp)
    1 cup white flour
    1 cup wheat flour
    (DO NOT substitute white flour!
    The wheat flour is necessary to achieve the right texture!)
    Various preserves, fruit butters and/or pie fillings.

    Blend butter and sugar thoroughly.

    Add the egg and blend thoroughly.

    Add OJ and blend thoroughly.

    Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating white and wheat, blending thoroughly between each.

    Refrigerate batter overnight or at least a few hours.

    Roll as thin as possible without getting holes in the batter (roll it between two sheets of waxed paper, lightly dusted with flour for best results).

    Cut out 3-or-4-inch circles.

    Put a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each circle.

    Fold up the sides to make a triangle, overlapping the sides,as much as possible, so only a little filling shows through the middle. Squeeze the corners firmly, so they don't come undone while baking. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, until golden brown,but before the filling boils over!

    Traditional fillings are poppy seeds and prunes, but apricot is my favorite. Apple butter, pineapple preserves, and cherry pie-filling all work quite well.
     
  3. chrose

    chrose

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    Thanks Yahsone. I can't believe how dense I am! I read Mezz's Hamentaschen post long before I wrote this and it still went right over my head! But thanks anyway, it looks good!