Purim is a festive holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies, in the biblical Book of Esther, and it includes eating and drinking. Let's face it, we Jews have wonderful food customs that are associated with most of the holidays. On Purim it is customary to give Mishloach Manot – baskets filled with food and drink. It is also customary on Purim to have a festive meal called the Purim se'udah (meal), AND..would you believe, we are supposed to drink alcoholic beverages!
Just as there are MANY different fillings for hamantashen, there are many, many spellings. So whether it is hamantaschen, hamantashen, hamentashen, or homontashen – it is all delicious and part of the Purim tradition.
We are sharing some of our favorite past articles, recipes, drinks, videos...Happy Purim!
Hamantaschen, Hamantashen, Hamentashen, or Homontashen – Let us count the ways!
Chef and cookbook author Laura Frankel shares several of her favorite hamantaschen recipes:
• Hamantaschen with Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
• Hamantaschen with Rosewater and Almond Filling
Cookbook author Pam Reiss shares one of her favorites:
• Almond Hamantashen with Apricot Amaretto Filling
Bake up some of these goodies for serving and for your Purim Baskets. A nice change of pace if you want to make something instead of Hamantashen.
From Eileen Goltz, her feature SLICE OF LIFE: Purim Desserts, includes some great Purim desserts:
• Lemon Bars
• Cherry White Chocolate Scones
• Super Easy Banana Blueberry Pie
• Almond Apricot Cheesecake
• Amaretto Pound Cake
• Rum Cake
• Black Russian Cake
• Tiramisu Trifle
• Walders Vanilla Vodka Cake
• Mordechai’s Mitzvah-Tini Martini
• The Queen's Royal Martini
• Heering Latte
• Prosecco, Rosemary and Fizz
• Drunken Donuts Cocktail