Last year I attempted to make hamentashen for Purim. That was before I had this food-only blog :) Oh how things have changed...or have they?
My attempt last year was rather unsuccessful: the dough pretty much melted while in the oven, although they still tasted good. But I like pretty things: and the hamentashen did not turn out pretty.
This year I decided to make hamentashen again and followed Rivka's recipe. I've met Rivka a few times and had full faith in her recipe. Because I did not feel like going grocery shopping to buy more butter, I could only make half of the recipe. I used apricot jam as the filling.
I put the dough together, left it in the refrigerator for 40 minutes as the directions specified, but when I started rolling it out, it just would not come together and kept on ripping: ugh!
I managed to make 4 hamentashen total: what a disappointment! They did taste great though.
I did not want to throw the rest of the dough away, so I made a grape pie from it. A grape pie? Say what? :) Intriguing, right?