For Tuesday with Dorie this week, I have made Hamantaschen. These are Jewish cookies made to celebrate Purim (which was from 28 February to 1 March this year).
These cookies have three corners to represent the three-cornered hat worn by Haman, the Persian Grand Vizer and the villain in the story who wanted to kill all of the Jews because Malacai refused to bow down to him. Malacai and his mother Esther learned of Haman's plot, saved the Jews and did away with Haman. I have wanted to make Hamantaschen
since first seeing a recipe for them in The New York Times, so TWD finally got me to make them. I made the full batch and got 23 cookies (Dorie says 24 so I was pleased).
The cookie dough is very like rugelach dough, and is not easy to work with. Once it is removed from the freezer, you have to work with it quickly, otherwise it sticks to everything and tears. The cookies are filled with a rough dried fruit jam. They taste like an Arnotts Spicy Fruit Roll. I quite liked them, but they won't feature regularly in my house because the dough is hard to work with.