So, today is Purim people and that means only one thing for foodies… hamantaschen!
If you’re not Jewish, you probably are.
Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from annihilation. You can find a more complete history of Purim here.
Hamantaschen are amazingly delicious, triangular cookies filled with all different types of fillings. Favorite traditional fillings are prune, raspberry, and apricot jams but, really, the filling possibilities are endless.
Here in New Jersey, it’s a snowy snowy Purim so my mom and I decided it was like fate telling us to make some hamantaschen. We keep it pretty traditional as far as fillings: raspberry, apricot, chocolate (a more modern twist) and our own raspberry-chocolate hybrid.
But here’s the catch… we make the best hamantaschen.
A secret ingredient that we’ll never reveal 😉 (well maybe if you ask nicely!)
Enjoy your Purim everyone!
Are you guys making anything interesting today?