February (Eve) 23-24, 2013
Because my Purim Crafts and
Links pages are too long,I moved the recipes to their own pages.
To go to my award winning Purim Crafts and Link pages,
Yeast Dough Hamantashen Recipe.
Thanks to the great
website and video cooking lesson show, Feed Me
Bubbeand Chalutz Productions for permission to use this recipe.
have been searching for years for a Yeast dough recipe like I remember my late
mother made. She never wrote down recipes but did for Purim and Passover. She
lost her Purim ones. Because these are yeast dough they take some prep but are
really worth it! Can't wait to try these for next Purim!
Bubbe.com's Yeast Dough Hamantashens1 pkg. (1/4 oz) active dried yeast
1/4 cup luke warm water
1/2 cup sugar
4 - 5 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
pinch of salt
8 tbs. margarine (1 stick) melted and cooled
Sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup luke warm water
Add a pinch of sugar.
Set aside until foamy.
Put 2 cups flour in a large bowl and add the yeast, milk, salt and remaining sugar
Beat in egg 1 at a time
Add margarine and only enough of the flour to make a dough that is moist and pliable.
Knead for 5 minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and place in large greased bowl.
Cover with dish towel or plastic wrap in warm place and set aside to
1 to 2 hours until double in bulk.
Divide dough into 2 or 3 pieces.
Flour board and roll out to a thickness of 1/8 - 1/4 inches
Cut the dough into 3 or 4 inch circles.
Use the top of the glass or a cookie cutter.
Fill each circle with a rounded tsp. full of filling.
And pinch dough into a triangular shape.
Cover and let rise again 15-20 minutes.
Brush the top of each one with beaten egg white and bake on greased cookie sheet
2 inches apart for 20-25 minutes.
Bake in a pre-heated oven 350 degrees 15- 25 minutes until brown.
Nowadays you can buy the prepared poppy seed filling or prune filling in
most markets where they sell kosher jewish foods. But for homemade recipes,
check out the links to Shalom Boston.com on the right of this page.
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Eileen's Family Favorite Purim Recipes
Large chocolate groggers. About 3 oz. of
I bought the mold from
Candylandcrafts.com's Jewish Molds This is one
of many Jewish molds and Holiday molds they carry. This mold makes two large
candy grogger. It has a Hebrew word I have been told means something about
This mold as all plastic molds this company carries would be
great for soap making or plaster too. So buy extra molds. Remember once a mold
is used for non food don't use it for food. Some chemicals may stay on the
plastic. They also sell small lollypop size groggers, Hamentasens and other
I used chocolate and white chocolate (dairy) melting chocolate usually sold
for dipping fruit or making chocolate almond bark. The package I used came in
12 2 oz cubes. I have two molds (4 groggers). I melted 6 cubes in a glass
bowl at a time. Enough for one mold (two groggers). I melted in the microwave a few times at 30 second each. Making sure to
stir after each 30 seconds. It took about 2 minutes for them to melt.
I usually put all molds on wax paper in case I spill. Make sure that mold is dry
as water can ruin the melting chocolate because of its high oil content. I made
some all chocolate. Others a combination of white and dark. Make sure to even
the top (back of candy) with a spatula so the finished candy will lay flat. Also
make sure to move the mold back and forth a few times to fill all of the design
and to break up any air bubbles. Let sit for at least a half hour. Remove from
mold. They should pop out if done with a little pressure. Be careful as the
handle is lighter then the middle and this can snap the handle off the grogger.
Great for giving in your baskets.
Candlycrafts also sells chocolate if you
can't find it in a store near you. They also sell a great
chocolate. (They also sell Kosher for Passover melting chocolate but make
sure to ask if you want it for Passover use.)
If you wrap in a plastic baggie or cover with colored/or clear
plastic wrap this would be very special for in side your Purim
EASY Sugar Cookie Mix
When my children were in preschool they came home with Purim cookies. They loved
them and wanted more. Many people of course have different traditions of cookie
dough vs pastry dough desserts. I grew up with a yeast dough dessert. Of course
my mother stopped making them years ago. She can't find her recipe. One of the
rare moments when she used a recipe! So for years I have tried every cook book's
or friend's family recipe for yeast dough. Still have not managed to get the
light dough of my dreams. My kids of course could care less! So here is a
version of the preschool recipe.Buy sugar cookie mix from the
store.Add flour to make it a little stiffer.Shape into a small
circle using a glass or free form.Add 1/2 teaspoon or so of jam, peanut
butter with raisans, peanut butter with chocolate chips or whatever. Fold three corners
to center. Leaving some of the filling showing.Bake until to done using
the package directions as a guide.
When in doubt or no time...
from Jewish: Grocery Store, Day School or Purim Carnival.
For real Purim recipes, check
out the WWW resources on this page.
More recipes:Purim recipes in the archives of Shalom Boston.com
Shalom Boston.com's Purim Pages
list of Israeli and Jewish foods for Purim for many different traditons.
Cookies, holiday dishes and many different Hamantashen recipes for both yeast
dough and cookie dough.
For more recipes
from ShalomBoston.com go to their
Recipes for Holidays and
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