These are the classic triangular Purim biscuit that are filled with poppy seeds, prunes or apricot preserves. Recipes vary quite considerably from being small cocktail size to being large and heavy. They can either be made with sweet yeast dough or biscuit pastry: it just depends on your preference and family tradition.
Their shape symbolises the hat of Haman, who was plotting to exterminate the Jewish people of Persia. Hamantaschen pastries traditionally ‘hide’ their fillings. The legend behind this is that God always had a plan for the Jews future even if the Jews could not see it clearly themselves! More on my site, www.jewishcookery.com
Really disappointed with this recipe. Used 900g of flour and the 100ml of water - when do you use the other 250ml? Wasn't stated in the recipe. Had to give up as dough mixture's texture was thick and crumbly and unusable. - 12 Mar 2017