On Purim Jews are also required to send gifts of food and drink, referred to as the ‘sending out portions’ or in Hebrew, Mishloach Manot. A common treat to be included in these food baskets are ‘Haman’s pockets’, sometimes called Hamantashen or Oznei Haman. These triangular fruit-filled cookies supposedly represent either Haman’s three-cornered hat or his ears! Below you can find the recipe and choose your own fillings.
This is a great dough recipe never fails and is simple..
Home made Purim Pockets with your choice fillings
1/2 Cup Margarine/50gr melted butter +
1 Cup sugar
1 egg, 1 Tspn milk + 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Cups Flour , 2 Tspns Baking powder , 1/2 Tsp salt
After combining the Sugar and margarine ,beat it together with the egg, milk and vanilla mix.
Then add in the lfour mix.
When all mixtures are combined and crumb like roll into a ball place in refrigerator for 20mins then roll it with a rolling pin..
Bake for just over 10 mins at about 170 0r 180 Degrees Celcius
after filling with poppyseed mix, halva, nut mix or whatever..
I like making my Hamantaschen small size of a coin so it doesn’t need more than a pinch of filling and they always come out delicious .
If you are interested I may have a recipe for Poppy seed cookies or a cake with pears and poppy seed that I also tried out over the years for Purim..
It is also customary to hold carnival-like celebrations on Purim and yesterday our city held their own parade otherwise known as the Adloyeda. The sun duly came out after the parade had been postponed last week because of heavy rain. My eldest son was walking in the parade with his youth groupOn Purim we are required to hear the reading of the Book of Esther. The book of Esther is commonly known as the Megillah, which meansscroll. It is customary to boo, hiss, stamp feet and rattle groggers(noisemakers) whenever the name of Haman, the villain of the Purim story, is mentioned in the Megillah reading. The purpose of this custom is to “blot out the name of Haman.”
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