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Hamantaschen

  • 3 eggs
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 110ml (4 fl oz) orange juice
  • 675g (1 1/2 lb) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 300g (11 oz) fruit preserves, any flavour
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease baking trays.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and orange juice.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture to form a stiff dough. If dough is not stiff enough to roll out, stir in more flour. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough out to .5cm (1/4 in) in thickness. Cut into circles using a pastry cutter or the rim of a drinking glass. Place circles 5cm (2 in) apart onto the prepared baking trays.
  • Spoon about 1 dessertspoon of preserves into the centre of each circle. Pinch the edges to form three corners.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow biscuits to cool for 1 minute on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely.