Contains gluten. I posted a delicious gluten-free recipe here last year. This year our GF people are either away or on a diet, so I’m just making glutenous hamantaschen to give away.
Haman is the villain of the Scroll of Esther, read at the Jewish holiday of Purim.Â On Purim we eat hamantaschen, triangle-shaped cookies supposed to be in the shape of Hamanâ€™s purse, hat, or ears, according to different sources.Â This is my favorite easy glutenous hamantaschen recipe, adapted from an old edition ofÂ Spice and Spirit: The Complete Kosher Jewish CookbookÂ by Lubavitch Womenâ€™s Organization.
- Â¾Â c. sugar
- Â¾Â c. margarine
- 3 beaten eggs
- 4-Â½ c. flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- Â½Â tsp. salt
- Â¾Â c. orange juice
- Cream sugar and shortening.
- Beat or stir in eggs.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
- Add flour mixture and orange juice to sugar mixture and blend well.
- Roll out about 1/8â€ thick on floured board and cut into circles with floured glass.Â Spread a small spoonful of filling* in the middle.Â Fold up into triangles, sealing corners with water and leaving an opening in the center to see filling.
- Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350Â° F for about 20 minutes or until slightly browned.
* For fillings, try Solo Poppy Seed, almond or apricot fillings, homemade date or prune filling, nuts, chocolate chips, jam, or anything else that sounds good. Â Plain jam can be a problem because if the filling is watery, the sides of the cookies donâ€™t stick together very well. One of our favorites is to mix a can of Solo Apricot Filling with a package of chocolate chips.