We know that hamantaschen can be tricky to master. The cookies explode, the dough is too crumbly, the list goes on. So if you don’t feel like going through the hassle of making dough from scratch, just go to the supermarket and pick up some prepared pie crust. Yes, that’s right – pie crust. Then use your favorite fillings like nutella, jam or even savory flavors like pesto and cheese. Watch me and my crazy kids make hamataschen or read below for the full instructions.
Raise your hand if you’re feeling most excited for the festive drinking part of the Purim celebration this year. Yeah, me too. The Talmud actually dictates so much wine be drunk at the Purim meal that by the end of night revelers are unable to tell the difference between the phrases “cursed be Haman” and “blessed be Mordechai.” Challenge accepted. This Purim, we will mashup our two favorite parts of the holiday, hamantaschen and drinking, into one neat package: the jello shot.
In true Purim fashion, hamantaschen this year are out of control. They’re masquerading as tacos, pizza, ice cream sandwiches, and rice crispy treats. Some are inspired by unicorns, while others dress up as candied apples.
Purim is all about the party, the fun and the celebrating. Get in the spirit this year and host a build-your-own hamantaschen party! Not everyone wants sweet treats these days, so why not make them savory?
When I was growing up, hamantaschen meant two things–a dry, tough, pretty-much-flavorless cookie, filled with apricot, prune or poppy seed filling.
It’s officially hamantaschen season with Purim just around the corner. And one of our favorite hamantaschen creations ever combines creamy, cannoli filing, mini chocolate chips, a drizzle of melted chocolate and powdered sugar. It sounds pretty decadent, but it’s also surprisingly light.
If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up with dozens of recipes. But the original compost cookie was born out of the crazy genius dessert brain of Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, one of my personal baking heroes. The recipe for her famous cookie (and cakes and crazy desserts) can be found in her cookbook, which I absolutely love and highly recommend if love baking projects.
We get lots of requests from our readers for different kinds of recipes, and recently we have been getting several requests for more sugar-free or reduced sugar desserts. And we want you to know: we are listening! So whether you are cutting back on sugar intake in general or need to keep a low-sugar diet for medical reasons, you can still enjoy some of your favorite sweet noshes.