If you have never have Hamantashen before ("Ears of Haman" - in Hebrew) you must try them, they are so delicious! These pastries were originally filled with sweet poppy seeds paste, but nowadays they are found with fillings of chocolate or strawberry, raspberry, or apricot jam. I decided to make them with my favorite - Orange marmalade! I have never seen them with this filling, and thought it would be delicious. Well friends... I can't stop eating them... That's how good they are. (So I won't bake more of them for a while now...)
Here is a simple and delicious marmalade filling for Hamantaschen. Its slightly tart filling make for a truly special Purim treat!
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature.
2/3 cup sugar.
1 large egg, room temperature.
1 tsp vanilla.
1 tsp grated orange zest.
2 1/4 cups flour.
1/4 tsp salt.
1-5 tsp water (if needed)
Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.
Add 1 cup of flour and the baking powder. Mix.
Add the remaining flour until the dough forms a soft, but not sticky ball.
Roll out the dough and cut out circles.
Put a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle.