Does Making It Three-Cornered Mean It's Hamantaschen?
In short, yes! Last year Soom Foods, who produces absolutely fabulous tahini, sponsored a contest which was basically to come up with an unusual or new riff on an old Purim favorite: hamantaschen. I won!
I won with this idea: Spiced Lamb in Phyllo Hamantaschen with Lemon-Tahini Sauce.
Sure, it's not classic cake-dessert hamantaschen with prune or poppyseed filling. But, although I love those (all year, not just on Purim), I don't think hamantaschen has to be a sweet, cakey version in order to qualify. My prize for winning was a jar of Soom sesame butter. What could be better when you want to make hummus or tahini sauce or anything else using sesame paste (butter, tahini)? I've gone through a few jars of the stuff since then. So here, folks, just in time for Purim, is my original recipe for Spiced Lamb in Phyllo Hamentaschen with Lemon-Tahini Sauce. Enjoy!