The other day I made a batch of Hamentaschen, a stuffed three-sided cookie eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. As illustrated above, I got a little experimental with the shape.

The dough was from a Food Network recipe, and the filling was improvised, roughly as follows:

  • 1 14-ounce package of baking dates
  • 1 cup of walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Seeds from 3 cardamom pods, crushed

They may have been the best hamentaschen I’ve ever had. If I had to change anything, I’d probably ease up on the orange zest a little and maybe add more cardamom or other spices.


Obligatory macro-lens shot