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rjlebed Feb 18, 2012 02:02 PM

I cannot find my Mama Leah's Jewish cookbook. The is a Hamentaschen recipe that I need!! It is pareve. If anyone has it I would love to have the recipe. I tried to find it on line but the website is not accessible. HELP!!! Thanks!

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    rjlebed Feb 20, 2012 12:35 PM

    Is there REALLY noone who has this cookbook? Please help. Thanks.

    8 Replies
    1. re: rjlebed
      weinstein5 Feb 20, 2012 06:30 PM

      1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      1/2 cuo corn oil 1/4 teasppon salt
      2 eggs filling of your choice
      3 tablespoons orange juice 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water( optional)
      or pineapplr juice
      3 cups flour

      In a large bowl of an electric mixer brst sugar and oil until well blended. Beat in eggs one at a time until mixture is very light and frothy, then beat in juice. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and gradually beat into the liquid mixture until you have a soft and workable dough. Remove to lightly floured surface knead into a ball.

      Preheat oven to 375 - you can brush finished hamantachen with the egg and water mixture for more color

      1. re: weinstein5
        SoCal Mother Feb 20, 2012 07:16 PM

        Or you can try Mama SoCal's recipe:
        1. go to Costco.
        2. Buy a few boxes of Rokeach.
        3. Wrap them in saran wrap.
        4. They come out better than the ones I've made myself.

        Just sayin'...

        1. re: SoCal Mother
          GilaB Feb 20, 2012 08:20 PM

          I throw out the Rokeach ones uneaten. They're awful. I've never had unburnt homemade ones that were worse, although they might not have been as neatly symmetrical.

          1. re: GilaB
            queenscook Feb 20, 2012 08:45 PM

            I'm not sure I've ever seen Rokeach hamantashen, though I feel exactly that way about Reisman's hamantashen (though their rugelach are quite tasty, IMO).

            1. re: queenscook
              rockycat Feb 21, 2012 07:06 AM

              Sounds maybe like the ones our previous shul distributed. They resembled doorstops in both taste and texture, except I'd rather eat the doorstop. Talk about throwing them out uneaten. Blech.

            2. re: GilaB
              classylady Mar 3, 2012 04:16 AM

              Your right I bought Rokeach 2 years ago. Never again. Make your own, it not hard to make the dough. Buy Solo for the filling.

          2. re: weinstein5
            rjlebed Mar 3, 2012 10:42 PM

            Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!! If you send me your address I will actually send you some! You really have saved me! I know that I could try a different recipe but I have used this one forever and don't want to experiment!! You can send to me at rjlebed@yahoo.com! Thanks!!! AGAIN AND AGAIN~!!!!

            1. re: rjlebed
              weinstein5 Mar 4, 2012 06:28 PM

              No worries - address is on the way

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