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cheesecake17 Feb 26, 2014 07:42 AM

Looking for a good (parve) hamantaschen recipe that will keep its shape when baked.

Any ideas?

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    sharonfl Feb 26, 2014 12:14 PM

    Whatever recipe you use, I've found it's better to underfill the hamentashen so the filling has room to bubble. Overfilled ones almost always pop open. As for fillings, use the Solo ones or a pastry type filling. They're thicker and don't overflow. My last tip is I brush the edges with a little water before folding. Makes the edges stick together better. As far as soft hamentashen are concerned, they usually get soft after a day or two because the fillings are moist.

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      GilaB Feb 26, 2014 08:59 AM

      Queenscook posted one here some years ago that I've adopted as my regular recipe. It involves honey, which is a very nice touch. You should be able to find it in the search.

      Re:keeping the shape; I've found it helpful to fold the sides in a pinwheel fashion, where side A holds down side B, which holds down side C, which in turn holds down side A. Much more secure than pinching the corners.

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        queenscook Feb 26, 2014 09:08 AM

        Thanks, Gila. I was searching for the thread myself, and when I came back to post the link, I saw your post.
        Here's the link to the original thread:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836978

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          cheesecake17 Feb 26, 2014 11:07 AM

          Thanks! Are they very crisp? My husband likes them soft, almost under baked

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            queenscook Feb 26, 2014 03:49 PM

            I like them crispy, so I leave them uncovered. However, if you want them softer you can leave them in some sort of covered container, like a Tupperware.

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              cheesecake17 Feb 27, 2014 07:41 AM

              Thanks! I'll give it a try

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