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Traditional hamantaschen

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    This recipe uses a sweet shortcrust pastry dough coated with colourful hundreds and thousands for a festive feel.

    Preparation: 30 minutes plus resting time
    Cooking: 20 minutes
    Makes approximately 20
    Ingredients
    For the pastry:
    285g plain flour
    150g unsalted butter or margarine
    Zest of 1 lemon
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1 egg
    75g caster sugar

    For the fruit filling:
    75g sultanas
    50g chopped walnuts
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 dessert apple, peeled and grated
    50g soft brown sugar
    50g unsalted butter or margarine

    For the glaze:
    1 egg white lightly whisked
    2 tbsp hundreds and thousands

    Method

    Make the pastry by mixing all the ingredients together in a food processor.

    Wrap in cling film and flatten. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.

    Add the sultanas, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, sugar, and butter to the food processor and pulse gently to combine.

    Stir in the grated apple.

    Preheat the oven to 200°C.

    Roll out the pastry on a floured surface so it is 0.3cm thick.

    Using a 7.5 cm cutter make round templates.

    Put a spoonful of filling into each circle.

    Draw up the sides to form a triangle, pinching the edges firmly together in the shape of a tricorn hat.

    Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

    Transfer the hamantaschen and glaze with the egg white.

    Sprinkle with the hundreds and thousands and bake for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown.

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