Healthy Hamantaschen – get your tash on!

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Being a Big Jew on a diet there is nothing that puts me on schpilkas (yiddish translation – on edge) more than not being able to eat my favourite Jewish festival treats. Have no fear because I’ve got the perfect healthy hamantaschen recipe that you’re going to love! Instead of the traditional dough I use flour tortillas and the filling is roasted fig, feta, walnut, honey and thyme. They’re little fig pouches of deliciousness. Nosh away. If you want to know the history of the hamantaschen (which I’m almost 100% sure you don’t) then click here.

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The pictures don’t do it justice guys – it’s honestly delicious. Jews don’t lie. They eat, but they don’t lie.


What you need (for 4 hungry Jews):
– Ignore the pomegranate in the picture, clumsy Jew over here dropped it on the floor
– 8 flour tortillas
– 100g feta
– 8 figs
– 53g chopped walnuts, no more no less
– 2 tbs honey
– thyme
– Toothpicks

Method t0 the madness: 
– Preheat the oven to 180C
– Cut the flour tortillas to a smaller, circular size… about the size of a small side plate
– Cut the fig in half and place in the centre of the tortilla
– Cover with feta, honey, chopped walnuts and thyme
– Close in the sides as you would a normal Hamantaschen
– The corners need a little help to stay together, so you need to use toothpicks to keep the three corners together
– Place on an oven tray for about 12/15 mins
– Nosh away!


8 thoughts on “Healthy Hamantaschen – get your tash on!

    kimrscmadcatlady said:
    March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Mmmm looks good

    Antonieta Reyes said:
    March 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    wow! this looks amazing!

    pomegranatesandhoney said:
    March 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this with me. 🙂

    huntfortheverybest said:
    March 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    i feel the same way about holidays when i’m on a diet! this is a great healthy idea! said:
    March 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Looks almost as good as the ones in the Marais. Bon courage as you continue on. Dieting schmieting, think of it as just a new way of living.

    Haman…tortilla…schen | The Yummy Cats said:
    March 18, 2014 at 2:10 am

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    mybodymytime said:
    March 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Wow that looks great…..

    Onecakebaker said:
    April 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Interesting–and playing with tortillas has to be neater than making dough

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