Oznei haman (english)

Archeoricette .. when recipes become archeo! In the Jewish world for the Purim festival in March it is a tradition to commemorate Esther and her uncle Mordechai  who saved Hebrews from the massacre ordered in Persia by the wicked Haman, adviser of King Ahasuerus (Serse I ?), preparing the “Oznei haman” (Haman ears): little sweets stuffed with poppy seeds, dates, prunes or jam.


For the pastry: 500gr. flour, 250 gr. margarine in flakes, 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk, 100 gr. sugar, ½ lemon juice, salt.

For the stuffing: 200gr. poppy seeds, 2 spoons honey, 100gr. sugar, ½ teaspoon of grated lemon peel, 3 teaspoons of grated orange peel, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.


Start with the stuffing; you can prepare it also the day before. Boil 250ml of water; add cinnamon, sugar, the two grated peels and honey. Lower the flames and pour the poppy seeds, blend and simmer for 5 minutes.

For the dough, mix flour, margarine flakes, sugar, a pinch of salt, 2 eggs, the lemon juice until well combined. Roll out the dough and cut out rings: put in the middle of them a spoon of stuffing. Have up the sides to form a “cocked hat”, brush with whisked yolk and oven cook for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees.

The triangle of these “ears” should be in memory of Haman’s hat..


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