Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RECIPE: SWEET POTATO HAMANTASCHEN

there are days when you only eat vegetables and then there are days when you only eat hamantaschen. around these parts we like to call the latter "taking the dollar now." as opposed to saving up your dollars to feel "good" at the end of the day. you know? as in, this weekend i felt super good and happy as i ate about twelve thousand hamantaschen right in a row, but on sunday night my belly h88888ed me. with a capital 8. which isn't to deter you from making these... rather it's to encourage you to make them because they are so good but you should keep some extra humans on hand to help eat them.

oh p.s. if you're like what is a hamantaschen? what is a chag purim? letmegooglethatforyou {bc gods only know i'd get the purim story mixed in with the easter bunny.} 

p.p.s. be on the lookout soon for black sesame hamantaschen and sacrilege spinach + gruyere hamantaschen!

recipe: hamantaschen dough
{based on betty doman's hamantaschen, courtesy of anne schulman {mother of brian of "brian is numnums"}}

2 sticks of butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
powdered sugar, for dusting

in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, and salt. add flour, half a cup at a time, to form a dough. wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours.


-yeh!

7 comments:

Meredith said...

That idea is BRILLIANT! They remind me of kolaches.

nancy said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These look absolutely incredible! I will actually make them!

Caitlin said...

if i could eat gluten, then i'd be ALL OVER THESE. sweet potato is my most favorite thing in the world and these hamantaschen look incredible. i'll take 5, even though i don't celebrate purim ;)

Erika said...

Your blog is just the most adorable thing. I am putting these on my list to make!

NicoleD said...

These are so cute! Like mini sweet potato pies in triangle outfits!

Brittany said...

These look delicious! Would they keep well outside of a fridge (even for about three hours)?

becca said...

these little guys are so super cute!
I don't think I've ever tried a hamantaschen but it couldn't be anything but delicious!

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