Molly Yeh Really Knows How to Have Fun with Hamantaschen
Her Instagram has us feeling ready for Purim.
We can always count on Molly Yeh to put fun, festive twists on classic dishes — pastrami meatballs and tahini milkshakes, anyone? That’s why we were especially excited to see her latest hamantaschen recipes on Instagram. The triangular pastries are typically eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim and traditionally are filled with poppy seeds or jam. However, Molly’s always got a few surprises up her sleeve — and in her cookies. Check out her most creative hamantaschen recipes, below.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Hamantaschen
Molly’s trick for the perfect hamantaschen? Egg wash. She brushes her dough with egg wash before filling to prevent the pastries from flopping open in the oven. That’s why her cookies, like these beautiful blueberry cream cheese versions, always maintain their perfectly pointed shape.
Salt & Vinegar Potato Hamantaschen
Sour and savory? Yes, please! Molly puts an acidic twist on knish-inspired hamantaschen with kosher salt, parmesan cheese, russet potatoes and distilled white vinegar. For a touch of sweetness, serve these yummy treats with ketchup.
Marzipan Sprinkle Hamantaschen
It’s not a Molly recipe unless it’s covered in rainbow sprinkles. When combined with a marzipan-almond filling, her sprinkle-covered hamantaschen are crispy, nutty and almost too cute to eat.
Cardamom Lingonberry Hamantaschen
Inspired by classic Scandinavian flavors, Molly’s cardamom lingonberry hamantaschen are the perfect treat when you’re craving something tart, sweet and slightly spicy. A dusting of powdered sugar is all you need to take these tasty treats to the next level.
Want more Molly Yeh? Check out all her hamantaschen recipes on Instagram.