Lindac, Your Hamantaschen Recipe

bcskyeDecember 20, 2013

I found two printings of your recipe and each showed a small square box then "cup margarine" and a small square box then "cup orange juice". Is the box representative of one, meaning one cup margarine and one cup of orange juice?

Madonna

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colleenoz

lindac hasn't posted here in quite a while. I for one miss her.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 2:58AM
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Islay_Corbel

So do I so if you're looking COME BACK!!!!!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 3:47AM
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seagrass_gw

She's banned from posting. Very sad.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 4:38AM
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ci_lantro

Bcskye--Linda's recipe calls for one-half cup of margarine and one-fourth cup of orange juice.

Hint--Click on 'View' at the top of the page (in Firefox), on the pull-down menu choose 'Character Encoding' and the change the code to 'Western'. Those boxes with the question marks will change to reveal fractions.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 5:29AM
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ci_lantro

Here's the recipe in a format that should show the fractions correctly.

Hamantaschen (Lindac)

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt

filling of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 350?.
2. Cream together margarine and sugar.
3. Add egg, orange juice, and vanilla, beating well after each.
4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Add 1 cup of flour mixture at time to margarine mixture, beating well to form dough.
6. Split dough into 2 balls, cover in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
7. Roll out chilled dough on a floured surface to preferred thickness.
8. Cut circle with round cookie cutter or glass.
9. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle.

  1. With a drop of water to hold corners, pinch together 3 corners to form a triangle.
  2. Place cookie 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Fillings
.Apple Raisin Filling
1/2 cup unsweetened apple butter
1/4 cup chopped golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts Stir together ingredients.

Date Orange Filling
1 1/4 cups packed pitted dates
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/3 cup orange juice
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 to 2 tablespoons water (if necessary) In a food processor blend together all filling ingredients except water until an almost smooth, jamlike consistency. If mixture is dry add water.

Cranberry Apricot Filling
1 12-ounce package cranberries
2 15-ounce cans apricot halves in light syrup, drained, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
Combine cranberries, apricots, sugar, and orange juice in heavy large saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring often, until filling is thick, beginning to stick to pan bottom and reduced to 3 cups, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 5:55AM
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bcskye

Gosh! I must be getting senile. I forgot about the ban. Bummer!!! Wish they'd let her and Lou come back. Thanks for reminding me, but its sad.

Thank you, ci_lantro for the information I needed. Hamantaschen, here I come!

Madonna

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 2:41PM
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Terrapots

Her ban has left a big void. I hardly ever check this forum anymore. She had prompt and informative responses to questions or problems. Wish she could come back. Maybe next time I check it out.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 10:10PM
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eileenlaunonen

I talk to LindaC very often (once a week) if youd like I could ask her. I too rarely come to this forum anymore. For years we had such a great time and formed a bond with all who were on here. Sad but true

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:41PM
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nanny98

I am sure she is greatly missed on the 'antiques' forum as well. I just never go there anymore as rarely do you get good answers. Whata resource she is.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 4:18PM
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arkansas_girl

She was a wealth of information...just not the same anymore.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 5:41PM
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momj47

She was a wealth of information

Yes she was, but she could be pretty snarky, especially to new forum members, or those of us who didn't know as much as she did; it was embarrassing to read some of her comments.

Having been the target of some of "impatient" posts early on, I don't miss her as much as some do. There are plenty of people on this forum just as knowledgeable, and kinder, too.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 6:30PM
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arkansas_girl

I never noticed that though...apparently I wasn't paying much attention. Maybe I'm just used to it, I too can get annoyed and snarky sometimes but I have certainly been the victim of snarky posters too...HAHA! I think a lot of times written words will come off as mean when in the poster's mind they didn't sound like that :)

ETA: I suppose we shouldn't be talking about this or this yummy recipe thread will go BYE BYE...HA!

This post was edited by arkansas_girl on Mon, Dec 30, 13 at 8:55

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 8:06AM
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momj47

The beauty of the Gardenweb forums is the ability to edit, before and after we post.

I reread and edit all the time for just that reason, I don't want my words to be misunderstood.

I don't consider that anything I have to say to be so important that it should be posted without a good edit to make my thoughts clear and, if necessary, soften the hard edges.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 10:42AM
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arkansas_girl

Yes that may be so but the "edit" feature is VERY VERY new, only had it a short time.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 10:59AM
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momj47

No it's not. We have always had to go to a second, preview screen where we can edit and approve our thoughts before we post them. Editing after we post is a new and welcome improvement.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 11:57AM
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foodonastump

There's a woman I work with who regularly comes across as being very abrasive, both in speaking and in writing. She has acknowledged to me that it is something she has struggled with all her life, and when she tries to sound nicer people think she's being insincere or passive-aggressive. Some people just can't help it.

Fortunately I've learned to work around it and generally not let it affect me, as this woman also happens to be one of the most knowledgable people on my team. Others can't get past it. Once in a while I feel the need to smack her back, figuratively, and we move on.

As with Linda, there are times I can't help but think she's doing it intentionally. As with Linda she's not always right. As with Linda, there are others around who are knowledgable and could come to the same conclusions, but perhaps not as quickly and efficiently. As with Linda, I often cringe when she opens her mouth. As with Linda, there are people who go through great lengths to try to have her "taken care of." Unlike GW with Linda, fortunately my employer values her contributions and keeps her around.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 12:18PM
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cathyid

What a shame she has been banned. We went a long time without having that happen since Disney days. I hope this isn't a case of childish Forum police.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 6:24PM
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