Purim is always so much fun for the children. For those of us who have to prepare the Seuda, we can bring on fun for everyone too — even at the meal. Here’s one idea for doing so.
Why not utilize a “Venahafoch hu” approach at the Purim table by serving dessert first! Well, at least something that looks like dessert. I plan to make spicy sweet potato hamentashen as my appetizer and will have them plated just a few minutes before we are about to eat. Everyone will sit down and think I gave them dessert first — but I will really have given them a yummy beginning to what will be a delicious, festive and yom tov meal!
Spicy Sweet potato Hamentashen
2 sheet puff pastry
2 sweet potatoes
1 Teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon olive oil
Peel the sweet potatoes and boil them until they are soft then drain them.
Once they are slightly cooled, mash them with a fork.
Add honey, cinnamon, cumin, salt and. Mix well.
Cut defrosted puff pastry dough into 3-4 inch round with a cookie cutter. Place the filling inside the center and bring up 3 sides of the dough to form a hamentashen. Brush circles with egg wash and bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at 350 for 20- 25 minutes until golden.