Video: Drop Your Mask: Why We Dress Up on Purim

 

Purim is coming up! It’s when Yhwh (through Esther & Mordecai) saved the Israelites! Read the book of Esther for more info on this Feast!

“The Jews” enjoy dressing up in costumes, saying; “By making fun of the facades we hide behind, we get in touch with our inner self.” Join me, Yah’s girl, on mar 13th as we praise Yhwh for His deliverance and enjoy our family and friends! Shalom! Thanks to aish.com for making this video! (Check them out for Purim recipes!)

Source: Video: Drop Your Mask: Why We Dress Up on Purim

HAMENTASHEN (Purim cookie recipe)!!

ahamantashen

Here is a classic recipe for hamentashen, originally from eastern Europe but now enjoyed the world over.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • Zest of one orange, minced
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour (approx.)
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 ½ t baking powder
  • ¼ t baking soda

In a large bowl, blend together the sugar and oil. Mix in the orange juice, zest, vanilla and eggs. Fold in the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda to make a soft but firm dough. Cover the dough with a clean tea towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

Work with half the dough at a time. (Cover the remaining dough with a tea towel.) Roll it out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Using a glass, cut out as many 3 inch circles as you can. Brush one side with egg wash (made by mixing one egg, one yolk, 1-2 T water and a pinch of sugar).

Fill the hamentashen with a generous teaspoonful of your favorite jam. Or chocolate. Or whatever. (You can also use prepared poppy seed filling, available in the kosher aisle of many supermarkets.)

Bring the three sides or flaps together to form a triangle. Brush the pastries with additional egg wash.

Bake until lightly golden (18-25 minutes).

Makes 4-6 dozen pastries.

Recipe from A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman (Doubleday 1998).

 

This video shows some Hamantashen cookies!

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

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