Check out my recipe for these delicious hand made sweet traditional festive pastry treats which I baked last year, as Purim 2017 starts this evening – loads of festive fun for Jewish New Yorkers and beyond!
This sweet dessert delight is a must have today, as NY celebrates the Jewish Festival of Purim. This commemorates the overthrow of a rather unpleasant man by the name Haman, a Grand Vizier in the days of the Persian Empire, whose plot to annihilate the Jewish populous of the time failed on this date
The Ingredients for the Pastry & Filling
To remind children of what a bad guy he was, it’s traditional to dress up in costume and consume this sweet triangular shaped pastry (apparently, it was designed to resemble the villain’s ears!)
But I digress, as this is actually a fabulous pastry to have with one’s morning coffee, or even afternoon tea, whether it’s Purim or on any other day. It’s traditional to fill the tri-corner pastry with fruit or even a poppy seed mix, depending on where one’s folks originated in the diaspora (be it around the Mediterranean, or from Eastern Europe etc)
I decided to bake mine using cooked…
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