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Mar 10, 2011 02:44 PM

Hamentaschen, 2011/5771

Goyim need them...where are your preferred ones?

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  1. clear flour sometimes makes them - if not, I make do with the packaged ones from Brooklyn bakeries at the Butcherie. My husband doesn't mind Kupel's: I find them something between cardboard and sugar.

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    1. re: teezeetoo

      Somewhat to my surprise, Clear Flour had them already over a week ago. Their version is on the small side but very good. They do raspberry and apricot, but I do wish they would do a mohn filling, instead of the utterly-wrong-to-me chocolate ganache...

      1. re: Allstonian

        Poppy are definitely the optimal filling. I guess prune is also de rigueur if you're a hardcore traditionalist. The chocolate just doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

        1. re: Luther

          Yeah, it's not like I don't like chocolate, and it's probably a tasty combination, but it just feels so wrong I can't bring myself to even try them.

        2. re: Allstonian

          Yah, cause Purim was two weeks back... Poppy rules.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            For those who need a straight answer: Purim 2011 is about a week from now, on March 19-20, 2011.

            1. re: Luther

              Luther is correct. It's a Jewish leap-year, which means an extra month of Adar. When that happens, Purim is in Adar II.

              1. re: Luther

                Shows what a lackadaisical Jew I am. Friend told me happy purim two weeks ago so I thought it had passed. My apologies, was not seeking to confuse.

            2. re: Allstonian

              Are Clear Flour's yeast, or cookie? (though based on this description of fillings, maybe it's irrelevant to us, since I don't think anything other than poppy or prune would go over in our household anyway...)

              1. re: another_adam

                Cookie. Less shortbread-y than many, but definitely cookie.

                1. re: Allstonian

                  Oh, bummer- thanks! (guess I'll have to see about making a few of my own- or maybe just buy some poppy kolachki as a substitute! :) )

            3. re: teezeetoo

              I *love* the ones from Clear Flour. If you're feeling flush, it's worth ordering the cream cheese ones from Zingerman's - hands down, the best ones I've ever had.

              1. re: sallyt

                Cream cheese is not very authentic.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  No fair calling yourself a "lackadaisical Jew" and weighing in on Jewish food authenticity in the same thread ;)

                  1. re: djd

                    I'm lackadaisical on the Jew part.

                    I'm a rabid, foaming at the mouth, fanatical, fundamentalist, zealot on the food part ;-)

                  2. re: StriperGuy

                    Umm... did I say it was? Nope, not authentic, but the best hamentaschen I've ever had - don't knock it till you've tried it...

                    1. re: sallyt

                      I ain't sayin it's bad. Zingerman's has great stuff.

                      Sounds more like a danish though.

                      1. re: StriperGuy

                        It wasn't a danish! I'm a good Jew - I can easily distinguish a danish from a hamentaschen!! Trust me - it was the best hamentaschen I've ever had... even if if it wasn't "authentic."

                  3. re: sallyt

                    Just got a couple raspberry ones from Clear Flour. Absolutely fantastic! The filling wasn't too sweet, and the cookie has a great crispy crunch (can't quite describe it). Don't tell my mom, but the cookie part is sooo much better than hers. Forget parve!! I think I'm going back again tomorrow.

                    I can't remember what other flavors they said they do (except chocolate). I had the chocolate last year, and, while it sounded so wrong, it tasted so right. I'm hoping for prune and apricot.

                    1. re: quirkydeb

                      Yes apricot, no prune. Unless they're changing it up this year, they always do apricot, raspberry and chocolate, and that's it.

                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                        They have done poppy in the past, although unfortunately not in the past couple of years. I can't remember whether they ever used to do prune.

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