Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gluten Free Cherry Hamantashan


My son was having Hamantashan at his school so I made a gluten free version. It was easier than I thought it would be. And the cherry filling made them like little cherry pies.



1 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup shortening
3 eggs
1/3 c. orange juice or lemonade
4 cups gluten-free flour blend (1/2 finely ground rice brown flour, 1/2 sorghum flour)
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 egg, beaten
preserves or filling

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix sugar, oil and shortening until creamy.
Add eggs and juice and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Form small balls and flatten in palm or on cookie sheet.
Put a teaspoon of filling in center, and fold up three sides to form
the shape of a triangle.
Brush each cookie with beaten egg before baking.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes. If too crumbly add a bit more
xanthan gum the next time.

Source: Adapted from a Chabad recipe and
www.jewishfood-list.com
Yield: 4 dozen

3 comments:

Faye said...

Good morn. I googled gf hamantashan and found your blog. I'll add you to my blog and check often! Meanwhile, I did find the post about the Say and Play Program. I am an SLP in South Florida and I teach 3-5 yr. old Developmentally Delayed kids. Very interesting program and I'd love to hear about it! I might contact Stephanie. Take care and Happy Purim!

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Anonymous said...

we really enjoyed the hamantashan i made from your recipe! they were yummy and i didn't even miss the gluten.

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jordanandallison said...

we really enjoyed the hamantashan i made from your recipe! they were yummy and i didn't even miss the gluten.

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