Archive for Tag: Purim

February 19, 2013

Sweet Origins: Hamentashen

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins
Photograph courtesy of Food Network. Purim is this Saturday so we thought it would be a fun time to do a Hamentashen sweet origins. Purim┬ácelebrates the defeat of Haman. To celebrate his defeat, it is traditional to bake this triangular jam-filled cookie to remember both Haman’s triangular pockets {which was said to be filled with bribe money} and his clipped ears. Pastry dough is cut into circles, filled with thick poppy seed or a…