We had a great time on Sunday exploring the exciting holiday of Purim. The children had an opportunity to act out the Purim story with puppets, and they did so with enthusiasm. We laughed a lot and are happily anticipating this coming Sunday's show and Purim Carnival.
We learned about the letter Zion which makes a "Z" sound. Key words are Zebra (pronounced with a soft "e" and Zahav (gold). You may know the magnificent song by Naomi Shemer entitled "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" meaning Jerusalem of Gold.
Many thanks to Lauren Fusfeld, Nathaniel's Mom, who conducted a fabulous baking project. Lauren shared the recipe she used for our families to enjoy.
Hamantashen (80 cookies)
4 c. flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 c. butter (2 sticks)
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
4 T. milk
Filling (e.g., raspberry preserves, chocolate chips.)
Mix flour and baking powder in small bowl.
Melt buter and mix with sugar in big bowl.
Add eggs to sugar mixture, then vanilla and almond extract.
Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture gradually. Then add milk.
Roll out dough to a quarter-inch thick. Cut into 2-inch circles. Add filling. Form triangles.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Chag Sameah - Happy Purim.
Mindy Elins, M.Ed
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