Happy Purim! :)

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  1. Principessa

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    Happy Purim to all my Jewish friends on LPSG. :smile:
    If I could afford it, each of you would receive the coolest of Purim gifts. :cool:
     
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    Thanks! I'm gonna eat a hunk of Chocolate covered Halava to celebrate.:smile:
     
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    Good lord, nj, I love you madly but sometimes I wonder what you do with your time.

    Not the gift buying thing which I think is adorable, but how you're inspired to start all your threads.
     
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    Thanks NJ...this is the Jewish Mardi Gras Woo Whoo!
    But it's another excuse to bake cookies


    Recipe for Hamentaschen

    2/3 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup orange juice (the smooth kind, not the pulpy)
    1 cup white flour
    1 cup wheat flour (DO NOT substitute white flour! The wheat flour is necessary to achieve the right texture!)
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    Various preserves, fruit butters and/or pie fillings.
    Blend butter and sugar thoroughly. Add the egg and blend thoroughly. Add OJ and blend thoroughly. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating white and wheat, blending thoroughly between each. Add the baking powder and cinnamon with the last half cup of flour. Refrigerate batter overnight or at least a few hours. Roll as thin as you can without getting holes in the batter (roll it between two sheets of wax paper lightly dusted with flour for best results). Cut out 3 or 4 inch circles.

    Put a dollop of filling in the middle of each circle. Fold up the sides to make a triangle, folding the last corner under the starting point, so that each side has corner that folds over and a corner that folds under (see picture at right). Folding in this "pinwheel" style will reduce the likelihood that the last side will fall open while cooking, spilling out the filling. It also tends to make a better triangle shape.

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown but before the filling boils over!

    Traditional fillings are poppy seed and prune, but apricot is my favorite. Apple butter, pineapple preserves, and cherry pie filling all work quite well. I usually use Pathmark grocery store brand fruit preserves, and of course the traditional Simon Fischer brand prune lekvar. I have also made some with Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread); I find it a bit dry that way, but some people like it.

    The number of cookies this recipe makes depends on the size of your cutting tool and the thickness you roll. I use a 4-1/4 inch cutting tool and roll to a medium thickness, and I get 20-24 cookies out of this recipe.
     
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    Damn I wish I could swing a chicken over my head....or carry Barbra Streisand on a marriage chair....wrong holiday/event....
     
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    I actually have a little bone to pick with my jewish friends.

    If your ancient ancestors - a bunch of wandering nomadic jewish priests in the Jerusalem area about 2,500 years ago - had not written the Book of Leviticus, penning such nuggets of wisdom as "man shall not lie with mankind as with womankind" (along with those other "abominations" like don't mix fabrics, cut your facial hair or eat bacon. lettuce and tomato sandwiches) -- then Dark Age christians would never have had the club they needed to whack us gays around with.


    Ancient jewish laws are part of the reason we have homosexuals beaten, killed and jailed even today (yes, I'm going there!) -- Please. If anyone has an Old Testament with them, get a scissors and cut that 3rd chapter out. It's an evil little book.


    Oh. And happy holidays.
     
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    Halvah is one of those things for which I never acquired a taste. Stupidly, I keep trying it because its made of stuff I like in other forms. :tongue:

    I grew up next door to Lakewood, NJ. I was well into my 20's before I knew blacks and Jews weren't supposed to get along. :tongue: By that time it was too late, I had made up up my mind to like Jews. :biggrin1:
    Lakewood is one of the hubs of Orthodox Judaism and is home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world. The large Orthodox population, comprising nearly half of the township's population, wields considerable political clout in Lakewood Township, commanding a bloc of about 10,000 votes.[8]
    You so silly Nudeyorker, :lmao: I don't bake! Like any good Jewish American Princess, I'll be going to either Freedman's or Gelbstein's Bakery for my hamantashen. :biggrin1: :smile: :cool:
     
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    Well, I grew up in M'head, MA which, despite being a bastion of WASPdom is about 30% Jewish and almost all my friends were. In fact, the year I was 13, I thought about the worst possible thing in the world was not to be. But Purim? Really, Massachusetts Jews, like NY libs don't much bother with that one. Just like they don't much bother building harvest huts in the back yard 'n such.

    Did you hear the one about blowing the chauffer?

    Anyhoo, back to human interest stories. And it's time for Saturday Night Live and I've had a long week and I'm off my game so I'm saying 'Nite, all!!
     
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    (sorry about my above post -- I obviously have a few unresolved issues with Judeo-Christian sexual values)
     
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    That 30% is probably either conservative or reform. I grew up with Orthodox Jews, :cool: they are totally different.
     
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    NJQT that is an understatememnt....Take it from one who had his bar mitvah in a van outside Macy's!
     
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    Oh, jesusmaryandjosephandallthesaintsinheaven, you got that right.

    Mostly reformed.

    And I'm a Congregational Protestant. Which means we don't believe in anything much more than [Bloody] Mary.
     
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    In partial recognition of our small amount of Jewish blood and heritage and mainly because she loved and lived to cook foods for people my sister used to make dozens and dozens of hamantashen for Purim. I used to mark the calendar in anxious wait for the day to arrive just so I could stuff my face with those delicious treats.
     
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    Are any of my wonderful jewish LPSG users going home for Purim?

    I wonder who'll get it.
     
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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    Now you are talking. This is the only time of year I regret not still living in NY. I want my prune Hamentaschen!








     
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    Now this is cool! A Purim party bus. :biggrin1: :cool:
    By KATIE ZEZIMA






     
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