The cookies we make are called "hamentaschen", which literally means Haman's ears, but the shape figuratively stands for Haman's hat. They are a bit fiddly to make and require faffing about in the kitchen, which is why (even though they are remarkably delicious) we only ever make them once a year during Purim! This year we had a fantastic break through in hamentaschen making. We gave each of the kids a ball of dough and let them have at it. PrincessE and The Boy-child were professional grade from the go. Lu-lu and Noodle, as one would expect, needed more hands on, but it went fast! We made about 60 cookies in 45 minutes. Me doing it by myself would have taken a lot longer. I can see that
Lu-lu and Dadam are hard at work!
Noodle and The Boy-child pinch the corners up!
PrincessE uses all available workspace!
Our final product!! Apricot, cherry, blueberry and a few chocolates for good measure.
Purim fell on a Thursday this year, so the kids had a full day of Megillah reading, Shalach Manot giving and all around fun at school. We didn't go overboard with costumes this year. I would have been happy to do more to order, but there weren't any orders! Maybe next year they'll challenge me a bit more.
Ron "The Boy child" Weasley
Pirate PrincessE (no, there's nothing wrong with her right eye, she had a scar face painted over it)