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Best hamantaschen

theannerska Jul 7, 2006 07:05 PM

As I
- am definitely an ignorant gentile,
- loved the hamentaschen that I've tried at friends' houses,
- am willing to travel anywhere in the city/ outer boroughs for this,

Please post your favorite hamantaschen places! And fillings, if you'd like...

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    pkallan RE: theannerska Jul 11, 2006 05:18 PM

    Moishe's Jewish Bakery between 6th & 7th St. on 2nd Ave is my favorite place for wonderful hamentaschen. They bake four kinds (poppy, apricot, raspberry and prune) and a good sized piece will set you back about $1.75. I especially like the standard size (not minis which they also offer) since you get a very generous amount of fruit filling. Their shortbread recipe is really good and in my opinion, Moishe's hamentaschen is better than any other bakeries around town.

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    1. re: pkallan
      Pan RE: pkallan Jul 19, 2006 06:39 AM

      I like Moishe's and I'm a regular there, but I do have one criticism of their hamantashen: I find the crust too salty. I still like the poppy and prune hamantashen, however. What I like best is when around Purim, soft hamantashen are available, but the hard ones are sold year-round.

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        theannerska RE: Pan Jul 19, 2006 11:29 AM

        I bought some extremely soft (nearly underdone) ones from a deli once - K&D on 96th and Madison, though I think it has since changed owners. They were great, but I was told they were far from authentic...is it bad form to heat up hamentaschen? I'm usually not in NY during Purim, unfortunately.

        1. re: theannerska
          Pan RE: theannerska Jul 20, 2006 08:18 AM

          "is it bad form to heat up hamentaschen?"


          And the soft hamantashen at Moishe's are breadlike or danish-like, not underdone.

          1. re: theannerska
            ChowFun_derek RE: theannerska Aug 1, 2006 11:17 PM

            Absolutely...if it is pallid and you prefer it tinged with gold or brown, by all means continue baking it in an oven until it reaches the the texture you prefer......
            I have had many 'cookie' dough hamentachen that looked and tasted like they needed oven help, and i gave it to them!!!
            Trust your needs and tastes...and just make it so!

      2. bigmackdaddy RE: theannerska Jul 31, 2006 05:07 AM

        You need to footwalk on Union, President and Carroll streets in Crown Heights , Brooklyn. The Lubavitcher bakeries make excellent hamantaschen as well as matzoi for Passover. I don't know any store names so you should let your nose do the picking, figuratively of course.

        1. bigmackdaddy RE: theannerska Aug 2, 2006 03:07 AM

          Sort of off subject a tad. Has anyone ever tried the chocolate rugelah at Sammy's Rumanian? It's quite delicious.

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