Today marks the start of the Jewish holiday of Purim, on which the observant celebrate the deliverance of the Jews from the Persian Empire with food, drink and the occasional costume.
Ricki's Cookie Corner in Memphis is celebrating by making Hamantashen, one of the traditional foods served during Purim.
After I read Pamela D.'s post early this morning, I had to try some for myself.
Hamantashen are tri-cornered cookies that usually have a fruit filling in the middle. Ricki's has a few different varieties, so I recommend the assorted box (mine came with cherry, strawberry and apricot cookies). They're kept in the refridgerator case, which means that when I ate them before I left the parking lot they were perfectly chilled.
They're softer than I thought they would be, and the filling is sweet and has that little bit of tartness that's almost fizzy.
A package of eight Hamantashen from the all-Kosher, non-dairy bakery will run you about $7.50.
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