A triangular filled pastry

Hamantashen are a triangular pastry, traditionally eaten during the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Purim celebrates the failure of the evil Haman in his attempt to exterminate the Jews; Haman wore a three- cornered hat.


(Makes a bunch)





  1. Sift the flour. Cream the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Gradually add the flour, mixing, and make a ball of dough. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Combine the

mohn filling ingredients. It may take a little more, or a little less, than 8 oz of honey; use enough to hold the mixture together.
  • Roll out the dough (not too thin), and cut into 3-inch squares. Fill each square with 1 Tbsp of mohn, and fold the dough square over to make a triangle.
  • Bake on a greased pan at until golden brown, about 20 minutes.


    Difficulty: easy.
    Time: 1 hour preparation (in two 1/2 hour pieces), 20 minutes baking.
    Precision: measure the pastry ingredients carefully.


    Alan M. Marcum 
    Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, California 
    Recipe last modified: 23 May 86

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