Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hamantaschen, Hamantaschen, Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen - the traditional three-cornered cookie eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim - have a terrible reputation. And there's a reason for that. I would say 90% of the hamantaschen I've eaten from bakeries and stores and even other people's homes have been terrible. Dry, tasteless, crumbling and with unappetizing filling, they seem a difficult thing to master. But they shouldn't be. After all, what distinguishes hamantaschen is their shape, not any particular dough or filling. So why not enjoy some seriously tasty varieties this year? 

Up first, Lemon-Lime Hamantaschen. Get the full recipe over at The Nosh Pit at The Jewish Week. 

Also, try out these chocolate, coconut, raspberry hamantaschen from last year.
Next up, here's a recipe for classic hamantaschen that won't leave you disappointed. 

And last but not least, enjoy a classic pairing in these chocolate peanut butter hamantaschen, also over on the Nosh Pit.

Happy Purim!