Traditional Jewish holiday cookies “Homentashen”

Traditional Jewish holiday cookies “Homentashen”

Ingredients to the recipe:
◾4 cups flour
◾2 hours. L. baking powder
◾1 / 4 hours. L. coarse salt
◾2 / 3 cups vegetable oil
◾2 eggs categories with plus 1 egg yolk
◾1 cups sugar
◾zest 1 lemon
juice 1/2 lemon
juice 1/2 orange
tablespoon brandy
◾Malinovy or apricot jam or poppy filling (see. Recipe below) as filling
◾1 lightly beaten egg

Poppy stuffing:

◾1 / 2 tbsp. raisins
◾3 / 4 tbsp. fresh poppy seed
◾1 / 2 tbsp. milk
◾4 – 5  cups sugar

◾1 / 4 cups honey
◾1 hours. L. lemon zest, plus 1/2 hours. l. juice
◾1 lightly beaten egg

Preparation of meals recipe:
1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter, eggs, egg yolk, sugar, zest, both juice and brandy until smooth. Gradually enter the flour mixture until a sticky dough. Wrap it in plastic wrap, forming a disk and refrigerate overnight.
2. Before baking preheat the oven to 190 ° C.

Work with the fourth part of the test, the rest in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough on a surface sprinkled with a small amount of flour to a thickness of not less than 0.5 cm. Cut out circles of dough (or other fancy shapes) with a diameter of 6-8 cm. With the help of molds for cookies. In the center of each circle, place a spoonful of filling (about a teaspoon on cookie), and then lift one edge up.

Wrap and Pinch second and third edge, a triangle. Filling should be a little peek from above. If you are making cookies unconventional forms, rely on your imagination: tubes, boxes, small cookies, or even flat rolls in embossed recess in the center.
3.Pour cookies on parchment paper on a baking sheet, brush with a small amount of whipped eggs to biscuits shone, and bake until it is well browned, 10-15 minutes.

Store at room temperature in a sealed container, but for it to use at most 3-4 days.

Cooking Tips: You can use other types of fillings such as apricots, raspberries, plums with chopped nuts, etc. Personally, I am for the next batch going to use a little bit of English mincemeat of apples, raisins and almonds, and shall water of rum, or file a bit of sugar with mousse. Non-traditional option, but you can offer it to those who do not adhere to Judaism.

Poppy stuffing: poppy after opening quickly becomes rancid.

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except lemon peel, juice and whipped eggs in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the zest and juice. Take a bit of the filling and mix with beaten egg. Repeat, and then stir the egg mixture with filling in the pan. Allow to cool overnight. It turns out enough stuffing to cook 30 pieces. cookie “Homentashen”.


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