How To Hamentashen


Hey guys, 

Happy Purim! 

Welcome to my first food post, albeit a few days late, but hey, maybe everyone else’s hamentashen recipes have made you want to make these yummy little biscuits yourself. Here’s how you can easily whip up a batch! I've made mine pink!



For Hamentashen

225 g (1 ½ cups) plain flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

100 g unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 egg yolks

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

60 g (1/4 cup) sugar

75 g sour cream

Dash of pink food colouring (the secret to pink hamentashen)


For Jam Filling

2 tsp coconut oil

Dash of agave syrup

350g frozen raspberries

How To:

  1. Step one, combine all ingredients in a food processor. Literally, couldn’t be easier than that. 
  2. You should have a compact mound of the mixture that you can wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for 1 hour. 
  3. Make your filling. You could go for a filling that is premade like Nutella, I chose to make jam. You can easily make healthy, refined sugar free jam by putting all the ingredients in a pot and letting it bubble slowly. Stir often until it tastes yummy and jam-like. (I ended up with a lot of leftover jam which I mixed through a container of yoghurt for delicious gourmet breakfasts).
  4. This is the best part. Roll out your dough until it’s about 3mm thick. Use flour to avoid sticking. If you're an amateur like me and don't have a rolling pin, then try your luck at the gladwrap stick or use a jar and then pat out with the palms of your hands.
  5. Next, use a glass to make circles. Put some filling inside, only a teaspoon-worth, then pull up the sides so that you get the triangle shape. Pinch the corners together too to secure them in place. I didn’t pinch enough on some and they expanded a little too much! 
  6. Now put them on a tray and put them in the fridge for 15 mins while you preheat the oven to 180degrees.
  7. Bake for 20 mins until golden. At this point the awesome pink colour kind of disappeared a little bit, but on the whole, they turned out pretty great! And delicious too! 

    Dough recipe from Monday Morning Cooking Club. 
    Let me know if you try this at home!

    x Hayley