Do you fold or pinch? It’s an enduring question in the world of hamantaschen baking. Some prefer pinwheel hamantaschen (like these Irish Creme Hamantaschen), while others like corners that are puckered and pinched (like these gorgeous Cannoli Hamantaschen). But no matter how committed you are to one method or the other, it might just come down to what your dough wants to do.
As you may have noticed, hamantaschen recipes are notoriously vague when it comes to folding. They often say “using your favorite method, fold or pinch the corners together.” This might not sound like welcome advice for the first timer.
No matter what stage you’re at in the hamantaschen game, we think you’ll like our illustration below. (and be sure to watch our how-to video, as well!)
Here’s our classic hamantaschen recipe to get you started!
Illustration by Aly Miller