Purim is here!
Purim is one of my absolute favorite out of the Jewish holidays. The whole atmosphere of this holiday is so happy and joyful, you have to try really hard not to get into the spirit.
People are sharing sweets, gifts, drinking wine, celebrating and wearing costumes, that is the perfect combination for a holiday :)
This year, I decided to spice it up a little with a new and more colorful recipe (Don't worry, I have a classic chocolate recipe as well).
I made beautiful and flowery, purple, Lavender flavored Hamantaschen with a white chocolate and cheese filling. I loved how they came out! They feel so fancy and delicious.
Try it and let me know what you think! Next I want to make a pistachio and blueberry filling so I'll keep you updated :)
Whenever I go into the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or baking, I need to have my music with me. I thought it would be nice to share with you the exact song that describes my feeling towards each recipe. That way you can have a similar experience while cooking...
For this recipe I chose the song Costume Makes the Clown by Shakira, because it has Purim vibes. Even though the song is not related to the holiday, I always think of Purim when I hear it.
Prep time: 15 min.
Baking time: 12-15 min.
Cooling time: 1 hour
Servings: 30 Cookies
- Prepare the dough: In the mixer bowl, place the flours, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, and baking powder.
- Start mixing, using the guitar attachment, at a low speed. The dough will crumble up before unifying into a ball. (If using food color, now is the time to add it).
- As soon as the dough looks like a smooth dough, remove it from the mixer bowl, transfer it to a floured surface.
- Shape the dough into a ball, flat it a little bit and cover with plastic film before letting it rest in the fridge for an hour.
Prepare the filling: Melt the chocolate and mix well with all the other ingredients of the filling (2 filling recipes are the same). Allow the filling to cool down completely before using on the dough.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet.
- Back to the dough: Take the dough out of the fridge, place it between two baking papers and roll it into a 3 mm sheet of dough. If the dough gets sticky or too soft, cool again.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut circles and place them on a clean tray lined with a baking sheet.
- Place a full tsp of your choice of filling in the center of the dough circle.
- Using your finger and the thumb, pinch one side of the circle to create a corner shape. Use the same method to create two more "corners". Total of 3 corners per Hamantaschen.
- Make sure to pinch the corners well to prevent the Hamantaschen from opening up while baking. (They love to open up :))
- Place the tray in the fridge for 15 more minutes/ 5 minutes in the freezer, To get the dough to firm up (Optional - but really helps the shape of the Hamantaschen stay firm).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. the dough will stay pale but will start to golden on the sides. Don't overbake.
- Let the cookies cool down completely before moving (the cookies won't be stable whole hot).
- Decorate with your choice of decoration (powdered sugar/ white chocolate).
Go ahead, share your version with me, take a picture and tag @pwildflour
Let me know what you think of the recipe :)