How to make the best Hamantaschen in the world this Purim!

hamantaschen recipes

Whether you like your hamantaschen sweet or savoury, traditional or avant-garde, you’ll find a recipe here to suit. Rustle up a treat this Purim! It wouldn’t be Purim without a few delicious hamantaschen! These traditional three-cornered pastries are said to resemble the hat, or ears (depending on who you ask)…

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Pizzataschen? Hamanpizza? Make these awesome hamantaschen-pizza hybrids and have a terrific Purim!

hamantaschen pizza

Chewy pizza crust hamantaschen enclose a rich filling of tomato sauce, olives and gooey, stretchy, melty mozzarella. I always think there’s something about the nature of Purim that invites you to play with your food. After all, why should the ‘dressing up’ be confined to the children?! Go wild in…

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Fortune cookie hamantaschen! Happy Purim!

fortune cookie hamantaschen

I’ve had these fortune cookie hamantaschen in mind for years and years, and I’m so pleased I finally found time to work out how to make them! You see, I had a knitting pattern for knitted hamantaschen (yes really!) which was based on a pattern for knitted fortune cookies –…

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Boozy ‘mince pie’ hamantaschen

Rich pastry surrounds a sweet & spicy dried fruit filling in these delicious, easy-to-make mince pie hamantaschen. Purim Sameach to one and all! (parve)

If you follow Family-Friends-Food on Facebook or Instagram you might remember my dreidel-topped mince pies from last December, at the height of the traditional mince pie season.  I do enjoy a mince pie – rich pastry surrounding a sweet & spicy dried fruit filling. Yum. But typically I’m left with part of…

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Cheese and vegetable pasty hamantaschen!

A delicious vegetarian pasty transformed into a savoury Purim delicacy! Filled with veggies & cheese, these tasty treats are a lovely light meal or snack.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had hamantaschen on the brain for a while now. These triangular filled pastries, traditionally eaten on Purim, are just so versatile! It seems not a day goes by without another brilliant idea for a filling, or a new kind of crust, or whatever. It’s…

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White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen cookies – jammy dodger-taschen!

white chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich cookies

Sometimes, late at night, I have really great ideas. Most of the time, I have pretty terrible ideas, but sometimes, they’re really, really great. Like these hamantaschen cookies for example! I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some…

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Brown sugar hamantaschen

Brown sugar hamentaschen

The brown sugar crust is crisp on the outside, tender within, and the fruity jam filling keeps these delicious hamantaschen moist and moreish. Quick & easy! Purim is just a few days away! This (minor) Jewish festival is a rowdy celebration of the events in the Biblical Book of Esther,…

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