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Old 01-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Cheese Filling

Cheese Filling
Ingredients:
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup superfine sugar
grated rind of half a lemon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 level tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup white (golden) raisins

Directions:
Place the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs yolk, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla extract and cornstarch. Then, with a wooden spoon, stir in the golden raisins. Chill.

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Instead of the raisins, I could drain some sour cherries, -packed in water and add them to the cheese mixture. However, you need to ensure that they are drained very well.

I have used this filling to make hamantaschen and it is very, very good.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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Now I am having deja vu!! LOL. Thanks again!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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hmmmm, right up my alley, I have lots of ricotta cheese and I like to use it in dessert type recipes....what might hamantaschen be??
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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It is a triangular yeast pastry that is traditionally served at Purim (however there are cookie versions, too). My recipe is reminiscent of Danish.
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Cheese Filling
Ingredients:
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup superfine sugar
grated rind of half a lemon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 level tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup white (golden) raisins

Directions:
Place the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs yolk, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla extract and cornstarch. Then, with a wooden spoon, stir in the golden raisins. Chill.

Note:
Instead of the raisins, I could drain some sour cherries, -packed in water and add them to the cheese mixture. However, you need to ensure that they are drained very well.

I have used this filling to make hamantaschen and it is very, very good.
My that filling sounds delicious, but I wouldn't use it for Hamantaschen. Imho, they are supposed to at least look black, like Haman's hat. In addition to the traditional Poppyseed (my personal favorite) prune and blueberry, I have also done a chopped chocolate filling that gets rave reviews.

I never use raisins in anything. Can't stand 'em. dried cherries or cranberries would be good. or chopped dried apricots. I could see this as a great filling for a yeast coffeecake.
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It is a triangular yeast pastry that is traditionally served at Purim (however there are cookie versions, too). My recipe is reminiscent of Danish.
Mine are not yeast. In fact, I use Maida Heatter's orange cookie dough. It is the closest to my Aunt Sadie's version, and it is awesome.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #7
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I make apricot, prune, mohn, cheese, cherry, and chocolate yeasted hamantaschen every year. Sometimes several batches as they are part of my mishloach manot baskets. I never liked the cookie ones as well as the yeasted ones. It is probably because I grew up with the yeasted ones. I have been baking them for years. The year that Purim fell on St. Patrick's Day, I decorated the chocolate ones with little green sugar shamrocks so my dad could easily find them. They were so cute! I wish that I had taken pictures.

I do agree that the cheese filling would be wonderful in any kind of yeasted coffeecake or Danish.
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