Monday, March 5th, 2012
Purim Recipe: Hamantaschen
Hamantaschen (also sometimes written Hamantashan) are the quintessential Purim treat. While the origin of the cookie and its name are in debate, the most taught explanation is that both are derived from the hat that Haman, the antagonist of the holiday’s story who sought to destroy all the Jews, wore. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman’s evil plot. The two most common fillings for these triangular pockets are prune and poppy, however, apricot jam, which I used, runs a close third. More modern fillings, such as Nutella, are becoming commonplace, as the cookies gain ground in culinary circles.
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