Purim is one of my favorite holidays! I remember that as a child and a teenaged girl, I use to anticipate Purim, for months. Do you know Purim? It’s the Jewish equivalent of Holloween, you get to wear costumes and eat way to match candy. Unlike Halloween you don’t go trick or treating, instead, you get a “mishloach manot” which is basically an over the top sweet basket.One of Purim traditions is baking Hamantaschen, and in Israel, you can find these delicious cookies in every bakery for months before the actual holiday. This year I tried my moms’ recipe for hamantaschen, it as no butter or coconut oil in it, and you can use spelt flour in the dough, so it’s more healthy.Like I mentioned before these cookies are traditionally served on the Jewish holiday of Purim, although they make a great snack year round. So if you’re into cookies you have to try this recipe, I can promise you, you’re going to make this again and again and again.
- For the dough
- 1⅓ cups (250 gr/8.8 oz) plain flour (I like using half spelt flour half plain flour)
- 30 gr/1 oz sugar
- 30 gr/1 oz canola oil
- 1 egg
- 36 gr/1.7 oz water
- 36 gr/1.7 oz orange juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- for the filling
- Dairy free chocolate hazelnut spread
- To make the dough
- Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, oil, water, orange juice, and salt.
- Knead together until the dough is smooth and soft. Shape dough into a flat disk and wrap with plastic wrap, place in the fridge for at least 3 houses.
- To make the hamantaschen
- Preheat the oven to 350 ℉/175C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lightly flour a smooth, clean surface.Place dough on floured surface and lightly flour the dough. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to very thin (less than ⅛ of an inch thick).
- Use a 2.5-inch (6cm) cookie cutter (not smaller) or the 2.5-inch (6 cm) rim of a glass to cut circles out of the dough, cutting as many as you can from the dough.
- Gather the scraps and roll them out again. Cut circles. Repeat the process again if needed until you've cut as many circles as you can from the dough. You should end up with around 35-40 circles.
- Place a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread (you can actually use whichever filling you choose) into the center of each circle. Fold in edges to form a triangular package, leaving a small opening at the top. Place hamantaschen on parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-20 min or until golden brown
DID YOU MAKE THIS DAIRY FREE HAZELNUT HAMANTASCHEN RECIPE?
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