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Slacker Hamentashen - How to Make Purim Treats with Just Two Ingredients & a Toaster

by David Levy on behalf of JewishBoston.com / March 11, 2011

created at: 2011-03-11A week or two ago, I posted a recipe that foolishly claimed to be The Easiest Hamentashen Recipe on the Internet. Liz, our community manager, rightfully pointed out that any recipe with seven ingredients and nine steps can't possibly be the easiest, and we challenged ourselves to concoct a new recipe that could be made in a dorm room without a kitchen.

Taking our inspiration from Sandra Lee, we decided to make "Slacker Hamentashen," using only store-bought pie-crust and filling. That's right--two ingredients. And we baked them in our office toaster over. Check out the video for our "recipe," technique, and taste-test.

A big thank you to our intern, Michelle Goldberg, for her fine camerawork! And to jaycut.com for being a better video-editing tool than I ever expected to find for free on the web.


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Wow, this is so cool, thank you for posting this video!

A friend of mine uses the sugar cookie dough and they turn out yummy!  But I am curious to try it with the pie crust dough and see what happens.  BRAVO to David (or should I say kol a kavod!) for posting this.  I am embarassed to say that I did not know hamentashen start out as circles...I was wondering how you made the triangles!!

David Levy
David Levy
Jamaica Plain, MA
March 13, 2011

I believe I got the filling at the Stop & Shop on Harvard Street in Brookline. It was in the "Baking Needs" section, not the kosher section, since the latter has already gone Passover-crazy.

Where did you find the Solo poppyseed filling? I couldn't find it at Star Market.

Thank you.  I volunteered to make Irish hammentashen for my office's St. Patrick's Day lunch and had no idea what I was going to do.  Mine will be three ingredients: your two and green food coloring.

David Levy
David Levy
Jamaica Plain, MA
March 11, 2011

We considered trying the sugar cookie dought, but we were nervous it wouldn't be as easy to form into the right shape (especially without a rolling pin).

They look great!  Bet they'd taste even better if you substituted prebake sugar cookie dough for the pie crust -- still only one ingredient, available in the refridgerated section of your supermarket.

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