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Hamantaschen With Caramelized Walnuts In Honey With Soy Sauce

My favorite combination of walnuts and tamari shoyu (or soy sauce).

It's featured in Jewish Press this week - please see the article here.


<Servings: 22-25>

For Dough: 1/4 cup canola oil 2 large eggs 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 cup pure cane sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour + more for rolling 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of kosher salt 1-2 tsp water if needed

Caramelized Walnuts In Honey With Soy Sauce Filling: ¼ cup pure cane sugar 1 tablespoon water 1 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup organic raw honey 2 tsp water 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp canola oil


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

For dough:

  1. Whisk together the sifted all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

  2. In a large bowl, mix canola oil and sugar well. Add and mix whisked eggs and soy sauce until fluffy.

  3. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix until the dough comes together with a wooden spoon. Knead with your hands until smooth. If the dough is dry, add 1 teaspoon water. Gather the dough, divide it with a knife, and wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  4. Roll out the dough into a ¼-inch-thick round.

  5. Cut out circles Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter or glass. Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Place 1-1.5 teaspoons of filling into the center of each circle. Press up the sides to form triangles and pinch to enclose the filling.

  6. Bake at 350° F for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the sheet for 5-10 minutes, then move to a wire rack.

For Filling: 1. Mix cane sugar and 1 tablespoon of water in a pot. Once boiling, reduce heat and add all ingredients. Simmer and stir often until the mixture thickens for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Posted on March 18th, 2019

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