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February 21, 2014
Purim is one of the favorite Jewish holidays for kids. The holidays are filled with family time, some parents prepare together with their kids home made costumes, and others are picking out costumes with their kids at the costume's shop.
Here in Pashoshim we would like to offer you a great family activity for you and for your kids; making together Hamantaschens, or in its Hebrew name Ozney Haman. What is Hamantaschens you ask? Hamantaschen is a cookie in the Jewish cuisine that has been known for its three-cornered shape. This food is eaten during the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Preparing this cookie will serve as a perfect time for parents and their children to bond and have fun.
You can see a pick of the recipe on Chef David video.
Ingredients (four dozen)
In a mixing bowl mix oil, margarine and sugar, add orange juice and eggs. Mix all these ingredians well, then blend them with the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder and salt. Roll the mixture to a large ball and divide it to 4. Roll out each piece thinly at around 1/8 inch by using your floured board. With a cup or glass's rim (depanding on the size that you desire) cut the dough to circles. In the center of each circle put ½-2/3 tsp of filling.
Now, lift the left and the right sides of the circle and leave the bottom part down. They should meet just over the filling, lift the bottom side as well and make him meet the other 2 parts you lifted. Tighten each meeting point, you should get the shape of a triangle.
Preheat your oven with a temperature of 180 degrees. Brush the dough with a beaten egg, then place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them all at 180 degrees for about 10-20 minutes (just before they turn brown).
You can replace the mohn with different fillings like chocolate, dates, nuts mixture or any other filling you like.
Happy Purim everyone!