Hamentachen are a Jewish pastry formed in the shape of a triangle. The cookie is made by using a circular piece of dough, adding a filling and folding the sides to create a three cornered shape. Traditional fillings include any types of jams, prunes, nuts, poppy seeds, apples, chocolate or caramel. The cookie is usually yellow in color but we made a few batched with green and blue food coloring (Great idea A!).
This treat is traditionally eaten during Purim and it is said to resemble the ears, or hat, of the evil Haman described in the Book Of Esther.
My youngest monkey wanted to try some new ingredients so he chose gummy worms:
And Gummy Bears:
We used Toblerone which I think is clever because it's already in the shape of a triangle:
Unfortunately gummy bears and gummy worms don't bake well:
This is what a sad monkey looks like:
We also made some with Twix bars, Snickers bars and peanut butter- YUM!
A perfect batch:
Big thanks to the W family!