Haman Purim cookies halva halvah hamentaschen sesame cookies

A Halvah Hamentasch

The Purim classic is often disappointing, so we made it more rich and tender with an updated filling and dough.

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Welcome to our new series in which we seek to gently tweak the anachronisms of the Jewish culinary canon (shav, we’re looking at you). With a little bit of love, we’re convinced we can reclaim the dishes that seem the strangest to the modern palate. Sweet and sour tongue, anyone?

First up, because it’s that time of year: hamantaschen. They’re cookies, so what could be bad, right? Sadly, plenty.

 An ecumenical treat boasting Ashkenazi origins and Sephardi influences. Amy Kritzer
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