Over the past few days, we've been baking alot - mostly hamentashen. What's a hamentash? Check it out here.
Here's what happens when you bake with six kids at once (don't worry, two were only visiting). Not beautiful, but fun for the kids - an activity and a snack in one. You really can't beat that.
This is what happens when you decide you know what you're doing and play around with an awesome recipe, trying to replace the margarine with oil. Just so you know, it doesn't work so don't try it at home. The cookies break apart as soon as you pick them up.
And this is what happens when you listen to your oldest child and use his favorite strawberry jelly inside hamentashen. They explode. If you're going to use a fruit based filling inside your hamentashen, go with preserves or even some pie filling from a can. Both are thicker and won't run away, screaming, from the hamentashen. Although you might want to when you turn around and see how messy your kitchen is. Sadly, this one was the best of the bunch.
These were our attempt at chocolate chip hamentashen, a kiddie favorite. They came our suprisingly well considering all the help I had and have been a favorite lunchbox treat this week.
An finally, with Purim only 48 hours away, I'm going to have one last go at the hamentashen. We're sticking with our no-fail recipe and using Hershey kisses as the filling. Sounds yummy to me, but we'll see what happens. Pictures to follow.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)