Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It is March and almost time for Purim, it actually falls this week on the 19th. Along with the recipes that I posted for the Corned Beef and Cabbage and the Irish Soda Bread this has been one of the most visited  posts on my blog during the last month or so. So I thought I would give you a little redux...

Here is a link to my previous post. The story of Purim and the recipe are there. I have been making Hamantaschen with and for my kids since they were in nursery school. I have tried many different recipes, but I have been making this particular recipe since 2006 or 2007 and they are always delicious. They are our favorites. These are adapted from Marcy Goldman's "A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking ". I gave my copy of this book to a dear friend from Germany who admired it while visiting me and sat in my home one afternoon reading through it for hours. I just had to give it to her, thinking I would just order another for myself. I went to order another copy and then found it was out of print at the time. Much to my horror I only found one used for over $100.00. I kept on looking and was able to eventually get another used copy. This is a must have book if you are interested in Jewish baking. Luckily for everyone there is a newer edition...a 10th anniversary edition is available now.
A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking

 I may be working on another recipe this year, stay tuned...but for now...here you go, it has never let me down.


I would also like to take a moment to thank all of you who visit my blog...I know not everyone comments, but I know you have been here. I would also like to thank those of you who email me with questions, comments, and compliments...I hope I am answering you as quickly as possible and know I love hearing from you. I am always happy to share recipes that have been favorites of my family...I hope they become favorites of yours as well.


  1. Oh, these look so good, no wonder this is one of your most visited recipes!

    I would love one right now with a cup of tea. Very nice, Linda ~ they look like framed jewels.

    Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous recipes. I'm never disappointed when I make the recipes you post for us. Tried and true. You KNOW what I like. :D xoxo

  2. Hugs to you my friend! I feel the same way about your recipes too! T & T....I never doubt you!

  3. I have one or 2 of her books..and nearly bought that one..I should have..
    She is excellent..Thanks very much~

  4. Thought we were baking simultaneously yesterday Linda....guess not, maybe one day:)! Looks delicious!

  5. These look great Linda and so delicious with a cup of tea and a good friend to share with. You and Hilary got me inspired to bake some myself now....and not buy with them at the Bakery. Thanks for sharing and great photo's.

  6. These look lovely. It will be fun to make them for some special friends...of course, I will need to keep a few for me!

  7. These look delicious, Linda...another one of your recipes I must try~

  8. What a beautiful blog. I found it while browsing challah-dougb cinnamon bun recipes. Yours looked divine.

    If you don't mind, I'd like to link to it on my own. I'm always a fan of such amazing food porn.


  9. Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

    Of course you can link to my blog...nice to meet you Happy Baker!

  10. I remember this post well. Oh, how I would love one of these beautiful gems right now! I have GOT to try my hand at them (though I know they will never turn out as pretty as yours!)