Recipe by Jodi B.
The joyous holiday of Purim is March 18. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. Celebrate by eating these tasty pastries representing evil Hamen's 3-sided hat!
Top Review by scancan
If you like whole wheat pastries you'd probably enjoy these. I did find the dough was too sticky even after chilling so I added more flour and sugar which helped alot and they held their shape very nicely although I can't say I'll make these again as the whole wheat taste was a bit too much for me in a cookie.
- 2⁄3 cup butter or 2⁄3 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup wheat flour (DO NOT substitute white flour! The wheat flour is necessary to achieve the right texture!)
- various preserves or fruit butter or pie filling
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- 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 tablespoon 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 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, until golden brown but before the filling boils over!
- Traditional fillings are poppy seed and prune, but apricot, apple butter, pineapple preserves, and cherry pie filling all work quite well.