Cooking vacations - Hamantaschen 

Haman's pockets - triangular cookies filled with poppy seeds said to represent Haman's three-cornered hat

Ingredients for dough

31/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup finely ground almonds
275 gr. butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 Tbs. sugar
2 eggs
Pinch salt

Ingredients for filling:

300gr. ground poppy seeds
1 cup sugar
11/2 cup milk / orange juice
3 Tbs. honey
lemon zest (option)


  1. Sift flour and almonds.
  2. Beat butter with icing sugar and sugar.
  3. Add eggs to the butter.
  4. Add the sifted flour & almonds, baking powder and salt to the butter.
  5. Knead until dough is formed.
  6. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least an hour.
  7. Cook milk, sugar and poppy seeds 15 min.
  8. Add the honey and lemon zest and cook 5 min more. Let cool.
  9. Roll out the dough thin and create circles.
  10. Put about 1/2 tsp. of filling in the middle of each circle. Fold the dough into a triangle and pinch the edges.
  11. Bake about 10 min. in 180 c, until golden.
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