It’s that time of year again and do I have a special treat for you…another cocktail hamantashen! I have made mojito, tequila sunrise, cosmo, whiskey sour, white russian, and bloody mary hamantashens and now I would like to introduce you to the sangria hamantashen!! These hamantashens combine two of the most prominent food groups of Purim…hamantashen and booze. So hold up your hamantashen and say l’chaim!
The jam makes a little more then needed, but do not let it go to waste! I suggest spreading this on toasted bread or crackers, or dare I say eating it with a slice of brie?!?! That will take Purim and this jam to a whole new level!
2 Cups Flour
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/2 C. Earth Balance or Butter, softened
2/3 C. Sugar
1 Egg Yolk (reserve the egg white)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Cinnamon for garnish
2 C. Spanish Red Wine
1 C. Orange Juice
1/3 C. Raspberry Jam
1/2 C. Apricot Jam
1/4 C. Sugar
3 Tbs. Corn starch mixed with 1 Tbs. of Water
1 Tbs. Brandy
Dough: Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out refrigerated dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut rounds, until dough is finished. Fill the rounds with the cooled sangria filling and with your pinky, dip in reserved egg white and lightly wet the edges around the hamantashen. Make the hamantashen triangle shape by folding the bottom to make two corners and folding the top to make the 3rd (requires both hands). Brush the outer part of the hamantashen with egg white. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned. Sprinkle each hamantashen with a light sprinkle of cinnamon.
Filling: In a pan, boil the Orange Juice and Wine until it is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Mix together everything but the Brandy. Continuously stir and bring the mixture to a boil. boil until thickened. Stir in brandy and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use
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