17.3.11

Hamentachen Purim


Hamentachen are a Jewish pastry formed in the shape of a triangle.  The cookie is made by using a circular piece of dough, adding a filling and folding the sides to create a three cornered shape.  Traditional fillings include any types of jams, prunes, nuts, poppy seeds, apples, chocolate or caramel.  The cookie is usually yellow in color but we made a few batched with green and blue food coloring (Great idea A!).
This treat is traditionally eaten during Purim and it is said to resemble the ears, or hat, of the evil Haman described in the Book Of Esther. 



My youngest monkey wanted to try some new ingredients so he chose gummy worms:

And Gummy Bears: 

 We used Toblerone which I think is clever because it's already in the shape of a triangle:

Unfortunately gummy bears and gummy worms don't bake well:



This is what a sad monkey looks like:

We also made some with Twix bars, Snickers bars and peanut butter- YUM!

A perfect batch: 

Big thanks to the W family!

21 comments:

Dani G said...

Oy, that really IS a sad little monkey!!

Those hamentaschen look pretty good, but I'm sticking to raspberry jelly :)

Chag Purim Sameach!

christine said...

great, now I want chocolate.... those look great!

Devra Weiss said...

The W's are happy to report that the cookie sheets survived the experience - baked-on gummy worms dissolve rather quickly in water! Ready to see what next year's hamentashen party will bring!

Chag Purim Sameach!

Drew said...

They look good! (minus the gummies)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

My mouth is watering right now-at 9:45 at night! And I bet the gummy bear/worms still had great flavor:)

Bossy Betty said...

How fun are these? I love this !

Nat said...

Those are some unusual but tasty fillings :-)

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Great! I'ld really like to taste!

Have a sweet day

mermaid gallery said...

I be they tasted great...your monkey is adorable!

Krystal said...

That has to be the most odd dessert I've ever seen!!! I want to try it though!

Bromeliad said...

I think the melted ones look really cool, like stained glass. (And maybe sort of well suited to Haman's eventual outcome.)

cpcable said...

Thanks for sharing this...these are awesome! And I agree with Bromeliad about the melted ones...like a captured rainbow on a cookie sheet.

vojacque said...

what an adorable son you have! what a fun little event. :)

Pat Tillett said...

I'll have to pass on the "gummy" versions, but the snickers and peanut butter ones are calling to me!

Jen said...

Oh wow, this is the first that I've heard of these!! How fun though to fill them with pretty much anything!

Happy Weekend Dear! xo

Signe said...

Naaw, such a sad little monkey!
Enjoy your Sunday Ren :)

Heather Taylor said...

They might not have baked well but they still look delicious!

valarie said...

Happy Purim.

sheba said...

i celebrated purim for the first time this year with batches and batches of hamentashen baked with some of the clients at baycrest [i'm sure you know baycrest from your TO days!] and my middle school class. so delicious!

Dani said...

Poor sad monkey!

Looks yum.

Roxy Te said...

Aww he looks so forlorn! I hope there was still candy to be had :) What a fun project! I've never heard of these- I'd love to try!

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