The Remix: Funfetti Teiglach
This is the next installment in our series The Remix, in which we seek to gently rework the more challenging dishes in the Jewish culinary canon. With a little bit of love, we’re convinced we can make any dish delicious, even ones that seem a bit bizarre to the modern palate.
When most people think about Purim food, they think about those triangle-shaped cookies commonly filled with poppy seeds or jam known as hamantaschen. And while we have remixed those before (Halvah Hamantaschen anyone?), it’s time to modernize teiglach.
Teig-what? Fried or baked dough balls boiled in a spiced honey syrup with dried fruit and nuts. It’s a popular dessert for a sweet New Year for Rosh Hashanah, but also Sukkot or Purim. It’s not as common as hamantaschen or rugelach, but definitely as delicious.
I thought about remixing teiglach into hamantaschen or even a cake, but in the end I settled on rainbow sprinkles! Lots of rainbow sprinkles. Purim is a fun holiday. We eat, we drink, we dress up in costumes and celebrate, so it only makes sense that our desserts should be this festive.
Amy Kritzer is a food writer and recipe developer in Austin, Texas. She blogs at What Jew Wanna Eat. Her first cookbook, Sweet Noshings, comes out August 1, 2016.