1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Honey
Bring sugar, water and lemon juice to boil,
stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook briskly
for 5 minutes. Stir in honey. Set aside.
1/4 lb. butter or margarine
1/4 cup oil
1/2 lb. filo dough
(Keep waiting filo
covered as not to dry out)
1/2-1 cup ground walnuts
Fillings of choice - try canned almond
filling combined with semi-sweet chocolate
chips or peanut butter with chocolate chips.
Poppy seeds and other more traditional
fillings may also be used.
Combine butter and oil over heat, just to
melt. Cut filo into 6 strips. (Parallel to
short side of dough) Place damp towel on
work surface. Place waxed paper over damp
of filo on wax paper. Brush with butter/oil.
Sprinkle lightly with ground nuts. Place a
teaspoon of filling about an inch from the
edge. Fold like a flag. Repeat. Place on
foil lined and greased cookie sheets. Brush
with butter/oil. (May be covered with foil
and frozen at this point.)
Bake at 350
degrees for 15-20 minutes-until golden
brown. Spoon syrup over Hamantaschen and let
cool on rack.