What is Hamantashen?

What is Hamantachen?

    Hamantaschen is a cookie in Jewish cuisine recognizable for its 3-cornered shape
    Hamantasch is a cookie in Jewish cuisine recognizable for its 3-cornered shape. It is eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Traditional fillings are poppy seeds (Yiddish mon) or prunes, but they are made with many different flavors, including dates or apricots. For children, parents sometimes make chocolate-filled Hamantaschen.
    Hamantaschen are generally made by rolling the dough thin, cutting it into circles (of various sizes), placing filling in the center, and folding in three sides
    The hamantasch symbolizes the three-cornered hat that Haman wore.
    modern legend has it that Haman, the villain of Purim, wore a triangular hat. In Israel, they are called Oznei Haman (Hebrew for "Haman's ears").
     Want to see how to make Hamentasch?
    4 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    ¼ cup of Orange Juice
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    1 tsp. Baking Powder
    1 Cup Oil
    5 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    Pinch Salt
    Flour Surface
    Roll Dough
    Cut Dough into Circles
    For Filling – Any Flavor of Jam, Add Oat and combine
    Add dollop jam to center
    Pinch sides to form Triangle
    Place on Baking Sheet
    Bake at 350 F FOR 20 Minutes, Allow to cool
    B’teavon! and Happy Purim!
    Yours, Nitza Gilad, Programs@chicago.mfa.gov.il