Monday, March 21, 2011
This past weekend we celebrated Purim. This is the holiday centered around the story of Esther. Princess and I sat down to read Queen Esther the Morning Star when I realized that I should check the historical accuracy of this story. I found this article and then this, this and this . . . oh, and this. So, I told Princess that it seems that the story is a fairytale, but isn't it so cool to celebrate a holiday that is based on a fairytale?!
We baked Hamantaschen, triangular pastries that are said to be in the shape of Haman's hat. Haman was the villain in the story, who wanted to kill all the Jews.
We made these grain free, using almond flour and coconut flour.
This flour was rather crumbly and challenging to work with, but we did it.
Hamantaschen are one of my all time favorite treats (even the grain free version)!