With Purim, right around the corner, I present you with a delicious recipe to prepare the traditional Hamantashen. This recipe is adapted from the most amazing cookbook, "Spice & Spirit". To make life simpler, feel free to join us  at the Purim party and taste them ready-made :)  
For additional filling options, please email for the recipe that I prepared with a friend this week. 

What's the "point" of Hamantashen?

4 Eggs 
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
5 Cups Flour
2 tsps. Baking Powder

Poppy seed filling
Prune Filling  
Chocolate chips
Peanut Butter

* Preheat Oven to 350
* Grease Cookie Sheet
* Beat Eggs and Sugar
* Add remaining ingredients
* Mix well
* Divide into four (4) parts
* Proceed to assemble according to diagrams
* Bake for 20 minutes
* OPTIONAL: Dip cooled hamantashen into melted
  chocolate and then into sprinkles, crushed
  nuts, or shredded coconumt.

If glaze is desired, brush with beaten eggs
YIELDS 4 Dozen Hamantashen


What are those triangular pastries called, and what’s the story behind them?

They are called hamantashen, which, with their hidden fillings, allude to the hidden nature of the Purim miracle. On a lighter note, the three-pointed hamantashen are said to evoke Haman's three-pointed hat or his triangular ears.