The Perfect Recipe for Vegan Hamantaschen

Purim treats with a variety of tasty fillings? We're all ears.

Shani Reich
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Vegan hamentaschen
Vegan hamentaschen. At some point you're going to have to stop kneading that soft, soft dough.Credit: Shani Reich
Shani Reich

Who said vegans can’t enjoy delicious fluffy hamantaschen – those three-cornered pastries for Purim traditionally filled with poppy seeds or jam.

The following recipe is perfect for making delicious vegan ones. The dough is so soft that one can’t stop kneading it. And what about fillings? I decided to stuff them with a variety of tasty fillings so that everyone can find something to his or her taste. So what are we waiting for? To work...


75 ml. oil

70 grams sugar

160 grams coconut cream

300 grams flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


100 grams dark chocolate

100 grams nougat spread

1 cup lotus seed paste

1 cup strawberry jam

1 cup date spread

2 tablespoons peanut butter

Vegan hamentaschen.Credit: Shani Reich


* Add oil and sugar to mixing bowl with an attachment for stiff dough. Mix a little and add coconut cream and flour. Mix until a dough is formed.

* Transfer dough to floured surface; make a square, cover in plastic wrap and freeze for one hour.

* Take dough out of freezer, roll out dough on floured surface and cut circles with a ring.

* Put half a spoon of your filling in the middle of the circle and fold into a triangle.

* Put hamantaschen in freezer for 15 minutes.

* Heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 degrees Fahrenheit).

* Bake hamantaschen for 12 minutes.

* Remove from oven for cooling, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.


Dark chocolate:

Melt chocolate in 30-second blasts in the microwave, stirring in between.

Lotus seed spread:

If it’s too hard to spread, soften in microwave for 20 seconds.

Date spread and peanut butter:

Put date spread in bowl and mix with peanut butter.

The writer is a vegan baker.

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