Hamantaschen are triangular pastries that are usually filled with jam. The name means Haman's Ears (oznei Haman in Hebrew).
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500g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
200g caster sugar
250g butter or margarine, at room temperature
1 pinch vanilla sugar
jam for the filling
egg yolk for brushing
Method Prep:30min › Cook:15min › Extra time:12hr › Ready in:12hr45min
Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the baking powder, salt, sugar, butter and vanilla and swiftly mix with your hands until a smooth dough forms. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Roll out the pastry 3 to 5mm thick and cut out circles of 10cm in diameter.
Place a teaspoon of jam in the centre of each circle.
Fold over the sides to form a triangle.
Brush the edges with egg yolk.
Place each piece on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
Bake in the preheated oven until baked through but not darkened, about 15 minutes.