'Purim' on Serious Eats

Hamantashen Cupcakes for Purim

Cupcake Project Hamantashen cupcakes aren't just cupcakes topped with a hamantashen. Stef of Cupcake Project explains that, like the cookie, the cupcakes are also triangle-shaped, have a sugar cookie flavor, and filled with jam—and then they're topped with a hamantashen. Cookie-topped cake? I like the sound of that. (Stef also shares a recipe for making hamantashen.) [via Cupcakes Take the Cake] Related: How Much Should a Hamantaschen Weigh?... More

How Much Should a Hamantaschen Weigh?

As I was passing a neighbor yesterday morning on my way to work, she shouted out, "Happy Purim, Ed." And so I say to all of you, Happy Purim. I have no idea what Purim is all about, except that I think that someone named Esther triumphed over a dude named Haman. All I really know about Purim is that you get to eat hamantaschen, sweet triangular cookielike pastries filled in their exposed center with poppyseeds or prune or raspberry jam. More

Cook the Book: Hamantaschen

Purim starts tonight, and one of the traditional foods associated with the holiday is Hamantaschen. The triangular treats are said to either resemble the villain Haman's tri-corner hat or his triangular pockets (hamantaschen literally means "Haman's pockets"). Though originally associated... More

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