Wondering why Hamantaschen are traditional Purim fare?
The reasons and symbolism are abundant.
Today I’ve got a great round-up of sweet and savory, traditional and non-traditional hamantaschen. Choose some to make, or come up with your own combinations.
Note: If you’re sharing your hamantaschen with others, be sure to let them know whether they’re meat, dairy or pareve.
Elegant and delicious!
Chocolate dough, chocolate filling and chocolate drizzle. Need I say more? And to top it all off, they are grain free, gluten free and dairy free!
These are not just regular hamantaschen with apple filling. This is pie-crust dough, with real apple-pie filling. Full disclosure – this is definitely more work than making regular hamantaschen and is for the more experienced baker. The dough is fragile and you need to be very careful and precise.
While it’s fun to experiment, there’s nothing like tradition. And does it get more traditional than poppy seed hamantaschen?!
Sushi has become a staple (read: obsession) in many Jewish homes. You can find sushi bars at most kosher restaurants, groceries, and even pizza shops. So what better way to celebrate Purim and enjoy everyone’s favorite food than with these adorable sushi hamantaschen?
Would you believe that BBQ pulled brisket and mmashed potatoes make awesome savory yeast hamanstaschen (not cookie)?!
Love Sabra? Then this is the hamantasch for you. It’s also the hamantasch for you if you are a real chocolate lover.
Are you an adventurous baker? This one mixes sweet and savory. Fresh sage is incorporated into the sweet cookie dough, and then filled with spiced cranberry conserve.
This one is fun for the kids or the young-at-heart adults.
A sweet and sticky version of the traditional cookie.
Don’t forget about the mitzvah of mishloach manot – sending food gifts to others on Purim. A stylish basket arranged by hand shows you care, and everyone welcomes treats they don’t feel guilty eating!