Thursday, March 27, 2014

TIME FOR COCONUT HAMENTASHEN

It's Where Purim meets Luau
ENTERTAINING | FOOD & DRINK
Purim Luau, chai necklace, chai, hawaii, vintage shirt, men's fashion
One of my favorite Jewish holiday Fêtes is Purim because I love cookies! The food du jour on this holiday is Hamentashen. Usually I give up cookies and baked treats during Lent, but since we have a multicultural household now, I let myself indulge on Purim.

This year Elyse, the other 2 Non Blonde, threw a Purim Luau Party. It was all about the tiki plates, the fab florals, the island jewelry, the pink ukulele and... 

THE FOOD: Jewish Classics with an Hawaiian Twist.

Starters:
1: Arugula Salad with Chickpeas and Hearts of Palm
Purim Luau, arugula salad

2. Lox & Pineapple Kabobs 
Purim Luau, lox and pineapple kabob

3. Plantain Chips with Hummus
Purim Luau, plantain chips, tiki




Cocktails:
4.Assorted Aloha Series Ales from Kona Brewing Company
Purim Luau, surfer, kona beer, hawaii beer

5. Capri Sun Surfer Cooler (for the little party goers)

Purim Luau, surfer, capri sun, party


The Mains
6. Whitefish Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls *recipe at end of post
Purim Luau, fish sliders

7. Falafel & Mango salsa

8. Pineapple Lukshen Kugel *recipe at end of post
Purim Luau, pineapple kugel, jewish food

Dessert
9. Coconut Cream Hamentaschen 
Purim Luau, coconut cream hamentashen, cookies, purim, hamentashen

6. Coconut Peanut Butter & Banana Mini Pita sandwiches





coconut & peanut spread, earth balance, peanut butter

Of course, this post would not be complete with out a mention of... 
THE FASHION: It was still chilly outside in late March but warm inside. Everyone was ready to break into their summer gear! 

Floral dresses, shirts and hair accessories were most popular. Authentic Hawaiian necklaces were even spotted. I brought along my best Hawaiian accessory = A Pink Uke
Purim Luau, wood bead bracelets, pink ukelele, floral dress, party, luau

Purim Luau, hibiscus, tiki, lei, hawaii, hawaii fashion

Purim Luau, tiki, lei, hawaii, hawaii fashion

Purim Luau, tiki, lei, hawaii, hawaii fashion

Purim Luau, tiki, lei, hawaii, hawaii fashion

Purim Luau, tiki, lei, hawaii, hawaii fashion

THE PARTY: see what happens when you hand people a pineapple and a Uke

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink, selfie

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink
THIS IS THE HOSTESS (on the left)

Purim Luau, wood bead bracelets, pink ukelele, floral dress, party, luau, pineapple

Purim Luau, pineapple, ukelele, Party, pink

Purim Luau, pink ukelele, party, luau, beer, party over
PARTY OVER:::::::::::::::::  this PHOTO COURTESY OF ALYSE PARRIES








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RECIPES from above photos - Donated by the Hostess


Pic #8:Pineapple Lukshen Kugel

- 1 pound medium wide egg noodles
- 1 pint sour cream
- 8 oz. Philadelphia bar cream cheese
- 1 pound small curd cottage cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
- ½ tsp pure almond extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple.

Parboil noodles for 5 min.
Mix all other ingredients and then add noodles.
Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 for about 45 min.

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Pic #6: Whitefish Burgers 
(makes 8 sliders) 

- 8 Mini Hawaiian Buns
- 1 lb Tilapia filets, steamed & cooked
- 1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
- 4.5 oz lemon juice
- 1.5 oz dry white wine
- 3 oz diced onion, sautéed & cooled
- 3 oz diced celery, sautéed & cooled
- 3 oz diced red bell pepper, sautéed & cooled
- 4.5 oz mayo
- 1.5 oz capers, rinsed
- ¾ tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1.5 tsp fresh dill weed
- 1.5 tsp parsley, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Japanese panko as needed
- 1.5 slices provolone cheese, shredded
- Olive oil for cooking
- Aioli, lettuce, pickles & tomatoes to garnish

Mix all ingredients together & grill burgers

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(Makes 60) 

Filling
- 8 T cornstarch
- 2 c sugar
- 2 c water
- 2 c coconut milk
- 4 eggs

combine cornstarch, sugar & water; boil & bring to medium low
stir until translucent & add coconut milk
beat eggs & add slowly
cook until thick
put in bowl, cover & chill overnight

Dough
- ¼ cup margarine, softened
- ¼ cup shortening, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 2.5 cups flour

Combine everything in order; wrap in plastic & refrigerate overnight

Cookies
- 1 egg
- 2 T water
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

preheat oven to 350 degrees
line baking sheet with parchment paper
let dough come to room temperature
roll dough to ¼ inch and cut circles, and lay onto baking sheet
combine egg & water and brush each circle with the egg wash
put ½ tsp of filling in each cookie and fold up corners
brush sides with egg wash and sprinkle with coconut
bake for 15 min


2 comments:

Dana Loev said...

OMG this is awesome! Great ideas! I want a Hawaiian hamentaschen, like, now!!!!!

marisa said...

Such a great idea! I love this. The food looks incredible too. A lot of creativity and delicious flavors melded together. Happy Purim!