Hamantashen I

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A cookie traditionally made for the Jewish holiday Purim. They are often filled with a poppy seed or fruit filling.

Servings:
15
Yield:
30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 5 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 (12 ounce) can poppyseed filling

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions

  1. Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Heat milk, sugar, butter or margarine and salt until the sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm. Stir in 2 eggs. Stir in yeast mixture and 2 cups of the flour, beat well. Stir in enough of the rest of the flour to make a moderately stiff dough.

  2. Knead on floured surface till smooth, and shape into a ball. Place dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled, then divide in half.

  3. To make Filling: Combine the poppy seeds with the lemon peel and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside.

  4. Roll each half of the risen dough into a 17 x 12 inch rectangle. Cut into 4 inch circles. Put about 1/2 Tablespoon of the filling on each circle. Moisten the edges, bring the sides together and pinch, forming a triangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet and cover. Let the dough rise again until doubled.

  5. Brush with egg yolk mixed with water, then bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
10g Fat
58g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.