It’s okay, go ahead and get excited for this Trader Joe’s Honey Wheat Pretzel inspired Purim treat.
The strongest memory I have of Purim from my childhood included mass-produced, store-bought Hamantaschen served to my Temple community during the Purim Carnival. Chalky, bland, high-fructose-corn-syrup-y and double the price in tickets of all the good carnival games, I was a little less than interested. That’s why I was so excited when my friend and expert baker, Dara, shared her dough recipe with me.
Filling for Hamantaschen is where the FUN comes in. Be creative. Go wild. This year, I am using organic apricot preserves, dark chocolate and slivered almonds.
1/2 cup butter (or margarine if you are going parve style)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1tsp. cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups white flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
cream butter, sugar, honey, vanilla and vingar. beat in eggs.add flour and the rest of the ingredients until it looks dough-like. form into a ball and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight is preferable. once shaped and filled, bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.