A Hamentashen is the traditional 3-sided pastry eaten on the Jewish holiday Purim. They are made by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough with a filling in the center.
Purim is one of the funnest holidays on the Jewish calendar! It commemorates when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. Hamentashen are shaped in a triangle recalling Haman’s three-cornered hat.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- water or orange juice
- Jelly, Jam, Chocolate spread or puppy seeds filling (flavor of choice)
- Mix everything together until you have a nice dough.
- Roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface until you get a nice disk.
Refrigerate for a few hrs.
- Taking a drinking glass; use it to make a nice circle.
- Fill it up with poppy seed filling, Chocolate spread, Jam or jell of your choice, and close it in the shape of a triangle.
- Bake it in a preheated 350 F degree oven for about 30 minutes. Makes 50 to 60 cookies.