The world’s easiest Jewish pastry treat: Hamentashen

I don’t often post about food recipes on this blog, well, because I don’t really cook all that often. Or the food I cook isn’t that interesting. But once in awhile, like, the brisket, comes along another recipe that I can do and it happens to be with the oft-looked over Jewish version of Halloween: Purim.

Purim is the story of how the Jews were saved by the destruction of their society by the wicked Hamen. It involves a beautiful Queen who foiled the plot. Gotta love it. In our modern times, it also involves making hamentashen, little wonderful pastries that represents Hamen’s triangular hat. The filling of hamentashen are sweet – typically hamentashen are filled with jams like raspberry, apricot, or poppyseeds.

My friend Brooke introduced me to the ease of making hamentashen a few years ago and after a bit of a break, I’m ready to make some more this weekend. A bunch of you have inquired about her famous recipe so here goes. Let me know how yours turn out, k?

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
squirt of lemon
1 t vanilla
1/2 t water
2 1/4 cup flour


form into disk.
put in fridge for about an hr.
roll out and use circle cookie cutters (You can use top of a glass)
use whatever filling you like best
pinch well so they dont flatten
bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes

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