As you know, I have had to eliminate eggs from my diet to accommodate for Baby Boy. Here is the recipe I came up with for hamantashen, hopefully just in time for those celebrating Purim today. Enjoy!
Egg- Free Hamantaschen Recipe
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp applesauce
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp aged Tequila (or other dark liquor of your choice)
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon and/or orange rind
pinch of salt
90 grams butter
1- Combine all the ingredients except for the butter.
2- Cut COLD butter up into several pieces and knead them into the dough.
3- Let chill for several hours until the dough is hard enough to roll out (not sticky).
4- Flour your surface, roll out dough to appx 3 mm width.
5- Cut out circles using a wide cup, fill with jam or filling of your choice, and fold into triangles.
6- Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes (until bottom is golden).
Purim ended up on a weekday for us, and so our celebrations were limited but still of note. Baby Boy and I started the morning by watching a youtube video of Purim songs. He loved that I was letting him stare at the computer (since this never happens) and sat quietly through the whole medley. Meanwhile, M got a special mishloah manot in his bag for the hospital.
When M got home in the afternoon, we got Baby Boy dressed up in his costume as king. Seeing as he is king of this household much of the time, it seemed appropriate (and also an easy to whip up costume). He took to it right away.
In the evening M and I had a glass of wine with some hamentashen and called it a day. Happy Purim!