Tried and True Recipe from Tasting By The Book

Continuing to savor the delights of our newest fundraiser, Tasting By The Book at Abington Community Library.


4 eggs; 1 cup oil; 1 1/4 cups sugar; 2 tsps. vanilla; 3 tsps. baking powder; 1/2 tsp. salt; 5 1/2 cups flour (approximately)

Beat eggs, beat in oil, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, salt. Add flour gradually; mix thoroughly. Knead till smooth enough to roll on floured board. Roll out. Cut dough into 3 to 4 inch rounds. Place desired filling on each round. Pinch together sides of lower half of circles to form triangles. Place Hamantashen on a lightly greased baking sheet or pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour, or until golden brown.


The usual fillings are cooked prunes or poppyseeds. Thr prune filling may be made from cooked dried prunes with ground nuts and orange rind added. The prepared baby food prunes may also be used; or the mashed prune filling called “lekva.”

The 2nd Annual Tasting By The Book is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd. Watch for Community Cook applications early spring 2016.

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