Although she’s extremely busy with Adar-related activities and the bagruyot, the Resident Ulpanistit – and her talented team of adorable assistants BA”H – managed to find time to do some Purim baking:
You might recognize them from two years ago…
Adapted from this recipe
- 1 seedless orange – well-scrubbed, unpeeled, and quartered
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder (i.e. one envelope for my Israeli readers)
- 3½ cups flour
Grind the orange quarters (yes, including the peels) in the food processor until fine. Add sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs and mix. Add baking powder and flour and mix until blended.
Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes before rolling out and forming into hamentashen. (We use copious amounts of chocolate chips for the filling.) Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until done.
Yields: About 45 hamentashen. (They freeze well.)