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Yeast Dough Hamantaschen With Suggested Fillings

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“Posted by request. Haven't made this myself (yet). The recipe comes from an old book, published in 1978. It might seem a bit old-fashioned but old recipes are not to be discarded! Prep. time does not include rising of the dough.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dough:
  2. Soften the yeast in water for 5 minutes then add to the milk.
  3. Stir in 2 cups of the flour, the sugar and salt.
  4. Add one egg at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Beat in the butter and remaining flour.
  6. Kneed for a few minutes, then place in a bowl; cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (guess that would be about one hour).
  7. Punch down and knead on a lightly floured board for 5 minutes.
  8. Divide the dough in half and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  9. Cut into 4 inch squares.
  10. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling on each and fold the dough over into a trangle, sealing the edges.
  11. Let rise until doubled in bulk (guess that would be about 30-45 minutes) and brush with beaten egg yolk.
  12. Bake in a 375°F oven 25 minutes or until browned.
  13. Poppy seed filling:
  14. Grind the poppy seeds.
  15. Combine with milk and honey.
  16. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until thick.
  17. Stir in the lemon rind and raisins.
  18. Cool and fill the dough.
  19. Prune filling:
  20. Mix ingredients together and fill dough.

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