Purim pastries (Hamentashen)

I love traditions, especially food related ones! Therefore, this year, I decided to join forces with David to bake jewish treats to celebrate purim. For purim, people bake sweet pastries called hamentashen. It is like a citrusy shortbread dough filled with different stuffings where a poppy seed-paste is the most traditional one. We made three different kinds of hamentashen; poppyseed, apple – caramel & cocolate chip – cream cheese.

For the dough, we used this recipie (but switched the orange for a lemon) and for the various fillings we followed instructions from this pretty blog (poppy, apple, chocolate).

To bake the hamentashen we got help from a bunch of our friends and it turned into a wonderful baking-masquerade party with lots of pretty costumes and tasty treats. Here’s a small summary in pictures:

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