Another thing, there are some foods that I truly believe you can purchase far better tasting than you can make yourself, and hamentashen definitely fall into that category. I am never gonna make hamentashen as flaky, and oozingly sweet as an old-school bakery will. (Sushi is also a category I would never attempt because I'm never gonna come close to Nobu).
After much thought and experimentation, I came up with a hamentashen that actually works. Now, I am by no means trying to replace the original, traditional hamentashen, I'm just making my life a little easier...
THE WONTON HAMENTASHEN!
I love working with wonton wrappers, because they are readily available, and easy to manage. These "hamentashen" are crispy and perfect served warm with a little scoop of something or other! A great dessert to serve around Purim time, or any time of the year. As for hamentashen filling, I suggest using your favorite preserves (I love sour cherry!) Or my ultimate favorite, Nutella with chopped toasted hazelnuts!
Here's how to do it:
1 package of prepared wonton wrappers- use 2 wontons (2 layers) for each hamentashen
use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut the wontons into round shape
place a teaspoon of your favorite filling in the center of each wonton round
use your finger tip to dab water along the edges of the wonton round
pinch the top edges together to make a point
pinch the corners together to form a triangle
use additional water on your fingertips for the edges to adhere to each other as you pinch
brush with eggwash
sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
place on parchment-lined baking sheet
bake in 400-degree preheated oven for 8- 10 minutes until golden
(can be reheated later at 350 to serve warm)
sprinkle with confectioner's sugar & enjoy!!