Hamentashen are a traditional 3-cornered cookie also known as Oznei Haman (Haman’s Ears in Hebrew), traditionally made with poppy-seed (Mohn) filling. If you don’t care for poppy-seed, you can find them with jams or even chocolate or Nutella. And if you are baking hamantaschen this year, here are a few hints that I hope may be helpful.
Category Archives: Judaism
Challah and the Cycle of Life
It’s that time of year again! https://2ndmiddleage.blog/2021/09/27/celebrating-the-circle-of-life-with-round-challah-shapes/
Gluten Free (GF) Passover Granola with Quinoa Flakes
Substituting Quinoa flakes (available from organic / health food stores) for rolled oats makes for a delightful granola with no more work and great taste. Another Passover miracle?
Vegan Chocolate Matzah Bark
There are many versions of Passover (Matzah) Chocolate Bark. This variation is both vegan and a bit healthier at the margin. Still this is essentially candy for dessert. Shakespeare wrote that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Whatever you call yours, it should taste as sweet!
Seder Chocolate (Matzah) Cake
Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolate cake is a refrigerator cake known as Chocolate Biscuit Cake…. the recipe is very similar to our own familiar Seder Chocolate Cake, which I am sharing here. Who knew?
My Dad’s 3rd Yartzheit
Whatever our own talents and accomplishments we stand on the shoulders of giants, including our own parents. While we consider Abraham and Sarah the first Jewish Patriarch and Matriarch, in actuality it was Terah who first pulled up stakes and started the journey.
Celebrating the Circle of Life with Round Challah Shapes
Round Challah shapes that we eat during the Jewish fall holiday cycle symbolize the circle of life, wholeness, and return (tshuvah).