Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta
Purim, the Jewish holiday told in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) is a triumphant story about our clever queen, whose hidden identity as a Jewess, is central to WHY we eat pastries and pastas filled with intriguing surprises as part of our celebration. While hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled w...


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Hamantaschen

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Hamantaschen
Tropical ingredients always seem to appear in home baked desserts at end of winter. It makes perfect sense. If flavors stimulate our imaginations, there's nothing that says "beach vacation" better than pina colada cocktails. And who wouldn't love a beach vacation at this time of year, even if only in your ima...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim
Hamtaschen, the triangular cookie treats we eat on the holiday of Purim, are no longer just the classic versions we knew as kids. Sure, it's still easy to find these traditional treats with raspberry, apricot, prune and poppy seed fillings. And we haven't stopped loving them. But I'm more curious about why...


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lemon Hamantaschen with Swiss Meringue Swirls

Lemon Hamantaschen with Swiss Meringue Swirls
The two things all hamantaschen have in common are their triangular shape and some sort of filling nestled inside cookie walls. Some like 'em sweet and jammy with a crisp exterior. Others love flavored doughs (yes to all chocolate or anything flecked with herbs) as a starting point for imaginative Purim treat...


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chocolate Glazed Hamantaschen Inspired by Southern Citrus

Chocolate Glazed Hamantaschen Inspired by Southern Citrus

Hamantaschen, the three sided Purim cookies that have undergone playful re-makes in the last few years, are ripe for your personal imprint.

Innovators and home baking creatives seek new ways to improve the cookie dough (better texture, more pronounced flavor, rainbow stripes!) and bring new life to...



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Celebrate with Chocolate Halva Hamantaschen

Celebrate with Chocolate Halva Hamantaschen

Welcome guest blogger, Amy Kritzer! When I asked Amy if she had a tempting hamantaschen recipe for Purim 2016 she shared this recipe with chocolate and tehini at the center of this holiday cookie. Read on to see how Amy shines as she puts new twists on traditional Jewish baking: Back in college, I was a...



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Falafel Stuffed Hamantaschen

Falafel Stuffed Hamantaschen

We're switching it up and baking savory hamantaschen for our Purim celebration next week. And  it couldn't be any easier. 11514...



Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Perfect Hamantaschen Dough

The Perfect Hamantaschen Dough

It's a little early, I know. But the weekend is fast approaching and with it comes an opportunity to commit to mastering the most whimsical of all baked goods: Hamantaschen! So when Sarah Lasry posted a little preview of what I'll be posting here NEXT week, our friend Shushy over at Cooking in Heels flippe...



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hamantaschen High and Low (For You and the Kiddos)

Hamantaschen High and Low (For You and the Kiddos)

Lots of laughter, wild costumes, and of course, the re-telling of the Purim victory tale, are all part of the Purim celebration. The hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled with jam, are always a key component. And while I've seen these favorite cookies in bakeries at other times of the year, nothing signa...



Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hamantaschen: Delicious No Matter How You Spell It

Hamantaschen: Delicious No Matter How You Spell It

Hamantaschen are delectable, triangular filled cookies eaten on the holiday of Purim. While some think that these tasty folded treats resemble little hats, they are referred to as Oznei Haman in Hebrew and Orecchie d’Aman in Italian, in both cases meaning Haman’s EARS, not hats! 12036...