ISRAELI STYLE SAVORY HAMANTASCHEN – Favorite Purim holiday treat but in savory!
Purim is probably the most fun holidays with all the celebration, the food and drink but also the costumes!
What I love about Purim is the exchange of mishloach manot. I always try to make mine homemade and fill them with lots of goodies. I make them mostly sweet but this year I decided to come up with a savory alternative in case you don’t have a strong sweet tooth like us.
These hamantaschen are filled with a classic israeli style topping: the matbucha. It’s a mix of tomatoes and peppers spiced with harissa or cayenne pepper. You can use any topping in this recipe, but the recipe from my shakshuka is delicious with the dough!
- ½ cup nut oil (walnut, almond) or olive oil
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + ¾ cup water). Let sit for 10 min
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1½ cup all-purpose flour (you can also mix whole wheat flour and regular flour)
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1½ cup tomato sauce, matbucha or any savory topping pureed. You can use the preparation for my shakshuka (recipe on my blog)
- Mix together flax egg, oil, and sugar.
- Add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of almond flour and salt and stir until a smooth dough is formed.
- Add spoons of flour if too moist.
- Cut circles using a cookie cutter or a glass cup.
- Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of the circles and pinch or fold to form a triangle.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Keep un a jar or in the freezer. If too soft, reheat at 350F for a few minutes.