I know, it’s a mouthful and these hamentaschen are not the least bit traditional – but if you know anything about me, you’ll know that I am anything but. I come from a Latin Jewish family – my mom’s side from Colombia and my father’s side from Argentina.
Hamentaschen are traditional triangle shaped cookies eaten for the holiday of Purim – which commemorates the saving of the Jews from Haman in the Book of Esther. Read more about it from Tori Avey
There may be some debate on what kind of triangles hamentaschen need to be – but I’m good with these! You will be too, once you taste them!
Arepa is a traditional Latin American griddle cake that is a great canvas for most anything! It truly takes the flavor of what you add to it. You can stuff it, top it, dip it, etc. I thought to mix this corn based “cake” with cheese and lots of fresh dill that I had on hand. Cheese + dill are a wonderful combination together, and this makes for a cheesy, herby, crunchy way to enjoy breakfast on Purim! Or any time really! 😀
Feel free to use the white corn masarepa meal or switch up the cheese you like!