This week, Cherry and her brother Tiger celebrated the Jewish festival of Purim by dressing up in fancy costumes and baking Hamantaschens! Typically, Hamantaschens are filled with red jam or poppy seeds but we chose to fill ours with Nutella! We also added sprinkles to our cookie dough for rainbow flecks of fun!
Cherry and Tiger’s Hamantaschen Recipe:
- 4 cups plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 small tub of Nutella
- 100’s & 1000’s
- Start by pre-heating a fan-forced oven to 180 degrees and lining 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- In a medium sized bowl, sift the baking powder, flour and salt together and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on high speed for about 5 minutes until it turns pale and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time. (You may chose to add some sprinkles into the mix at this point like we did!)
- Next, reduce the electric mixer to low speed and gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mix.
- When the dough starts to come together, mix by hand and shape into a round flat disks. Cover with cling-wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Roll the dough into small balls and flatten into flat disks, about 8cm in diameter. Spoon one teaspoon of Nutella in the centre of each disk and shape into triangles by pinching three sides together.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cookies turn from blond to slightly golden. Allow to cool on a baking wrack and sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Enjoy!
Notes: To make a “nut-free” version, simply replace the Nutella filling with cooking chocolate.