Hammentaschen (Bertha Bailen) (Hammen's Hats, from the Biblical book of Esther)

 

c. butter 1 c. sugar

1 egg 2 T. milk

1 t. vanilla t. salt

2 c. flour 2 t. baking power

 

Oven 375. Mix dough. Chill. Roll out thick. Cut into circles. Put filling in center. Pinch together two sides then fold up the 3rd side to make a 3 cornered hat. Bake 10 12 minutes. (Can use extra flour when rolling the dough.) Don't be too particular about the shapes.

 

 

Filling:

 

Grind together in food processor:

1/3 box raisins

1/3 box pitted prunes

peel of 1 lemon (yellow part only)

1/3 c. strawberry preserves

 

Heat in microwave until it changes color, stirring several times. Let cool before using. Makes a good kolache or coffee cake filling too.