Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What I Did With the Remaining Hamentash Dough

There's always going to be leftover dough.
Here's a recipe/strategy/modality that works for many (though not all) doughs.

Sugar Batons

Any amount of cookie dough, pastry dough, or bread dough
Egg wash

Roll out the dough and brush the surface with egg wash (I used egg whites since this dough recipe used the yolks).  Sprinkle liberally with sugar and fold over.
Brush the top surface with egg wash and sprinkle with more sugar.
Slice the dough into ribbons and twist each ribbon into a spiral.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Helen Gottesman Adelson's Orange Juice Dough for Hamentashn

When I was a little girl Helen Gottesman Adelson, the mother of one of my friends, was a larger-than-life figure, a courageous (sometimes intimidating), honest, and completely original character.  I remember one occasion on which Sarah (her daughter) and I were talking about how much we had enjoyed the book Daddy Long Legs, and she explained what an appallingly sexist book it was (of course she did not use the word "sexist" which hardly even existed yet, but we got the idea).  I struggled with this, because what makes the story so appalling is exactly what made it so romantic to me, but I knew at once she was entirely correct. This is amazing since this was decades before anyone even thought of speaking about this kind of thing.

The reason I am telling you all this is that I recently came across one of my old college physics books, in which I had written a number of recipes, including the recipe for hamentashn dough Mrs. Adelson had generously shared with me all those years ago.  The dough is chilling now and I will update this post as soon as the hamentashn are filled and baked.

Orange Juice Dough for Hamentashn
(Adapted by The Chocolate Lady)

Crumble together five cups of flour with three sticks of butter.  Add 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mix  two jumbo egg yolks with one cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and one teaspoon lemon juice.

Mix I and II together and refrigerate overnight.

און אָט האָט עץ אַלע צונױפֿגעזאַמלטע המנטאַש־רעצעפּטן

 And here, for your convenience, is a round-up of all Hamentash-related recipes:

Inside-Out Pumpkin Hamentashn (Pumpkin Seed Pastry with Pumpkin Filling)

Pumpkin Hamentashn (with Pumpkin Seed Filling)

Carrot Filling

Chocolate Dough (English)

Vegan Gluten-Free Hamentash Dough

Vegan Gluten-Free Hamentash Dough
(Yiddish) װעגאַן טײג

Chocolate Dough (Yiddish)

Apricot Filling

Poppy Seed Filling

White Poppy Seed Filling

Hemp Seed Filling

Povidl (Prune Filling)

פּאָװידלע Prune Filling (Yiddish)