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Old 03-14-2006, 01:37 PM   #11
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Thanks guys!

Bucky to take your explaination one step further, the adults are actually supposed to get so drunk that they forget the name of bad guy in the story (Haman). It can be a very fun holiday
yup, you're supposed to drink and eat so much that you can't tell if you're "cursed to be haman" or "blessed to be mordecai".
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #12
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:57 PM   #13
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Though food is important, the most important thing is to hear Megilah twice, during this days.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:58 PM   #14
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I love the picture Charlie!
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:00 PM   #15
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Okay, and a very happy Purim to all....but, who has a wonderful recipe for Hamantashen?....not the one with "moon" (poppy seeds) but with prunes...anybody??????. TIA
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:03 PM   #16
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I don't have my own Ella, but I will see if I can get my moms recipe, although her batch last night was not as good as usual. I am wondering if she tried something new.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:04 PM   #17
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here you go ella.

Recipe for Hamentaschen
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (the smooth kind, not the pulpy)
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour (DO NOT substitute white flour! The wheat flour is necessary to achieve the right texture!)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 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. Add the baking powder with the last half cup of flour. Refrigerate batter overnight or at least a few hours. Roll as thin as you can without getting holes in the batter (roll it between two sheets of wax paper lightly dusted with flour for best results). Cut out 3 or 4 inch circles. Put a dollop 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 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown but before the filling boils over!
Traditional fillings are poppy seed and prune, but apricot is my favorite. Apple butter, pineapple preserves, and cherry pie filling all work quite well. I usually use Pathmark grocery store brand fruit preserves, and of course the traditional Simon Fischer brand prune lekvar. The number of cookies this recipe makes depends on the size of your cutting tool and the thickness you roll. I use a 4-1/4 inch cutting tool and roll to a medium thickness, and I get 20-24 cookies out of this recipe.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:06 PM   #18
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Thank you GB, and you too buckytom...you always seem to come thru' for folks!!! Good on you!
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:13 PM   #19
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If you have recipe for the poppy seed ones just subsitute it for prunes. But there is a reason why we eat the poppy seed filling hamentashens.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:15 PM   #20
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you're welcome ella. let us know how they came out. i love those little triangular cookies, especially lekvar and apricot.

lol, i just read up on purim, and it is commonly known as jewish mardis gras! and cross dressing restrictions are temporarily lifted for the celebration, so how about it charlie and gb? some pix maybe, gb in mrs. b's finest frocks?
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