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Watch: How to fold your hamantaschen

The folding technique that gives hamantaschen their unique shape can be surprisingly tricky. We show you how it’s done, step-by-step

    Yes, you know that hamantaschen are triangular pastries that we traditionally eat at Purim, And you almost certainly know that all you need to make them is some pastry (non-bakers can even buy it ready-made if they feel the need) some kosher jam and a little beaten egg for glazing them before they go into the oven.

    But the folding technique that gives hamantaschen their unique shape can be surprisingly tricky. Here’s how it’s done:

    1. Take the left side of the circle and fold it towards the centre to make a flap that covers the left third of the circle.

    2. Take the opposite side of the circle and fold it towards the centre, overlapping the upper part of the left side flap to create a triangular tip at the top of the circle. You should be able to see a small triangle of filling in the middle.

    3. Fold the bottom part of the circle upwards to create a third flap and complete the triangle. When you fold this flap up, tuck the left side of this new flap underneath the left side of the triangle, while letting the right side of this new flap overlap the right side of the triangle.

    This way, each side of your triangle has a corner that folds over and a corner that folds under-- it creates a "pinwheel" effect. This has the benefit of not only looking pretty, but also keeping the hamantaschen from unfolding during the bake.

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