Flavoured bread – an apple filling and an onion leek filling

I could go on forever about the possibilities when you start flavouring your bread. But instead I’ll just write what I did today. But first a picture to get into the mood:

And one more:

There are two kinds of breads here. Well, both are the same bread recipe and then each have different things mixed in. The first is:

Apple filling

  • 1 apple sliced pretty small
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Oats
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice

Put the ingredients in a container. Mix well. When the dough is ready, fold the apple mixture in.

Onion etc. filling

  • 1 onion
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 5 celery stalks

Chopped all ingredients pretty fine. Fold into dough when ready.

Alternatively, you can saute the vegetables before adding them to the dough.



Bread hamentashen with onion, garlic and mushroom filling

Bread hamentashen with sautéed onion, garlic and mushroom inside

I bake bread a lot. Well, relatively a lot. So for mishloach manot (the present of food you give to people on Purim), I decided to make hamentashen but instead of making them with cookie dough and a sweet filling, I make them with bread dough and a savoury filling. It is delicious, to say the least.

This time I used the basic bread recipe from the Netivot Hatorah cookbook (written by my cousin Carol!). Here it is with slight changes:

Bread recipe

Mix together the dry ingredients:

  • 9 cups whole wheat and/or 70% whole wheat flour
  • 2.5 tbsp. dry yeast
  • Around 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. salt

Add the wet ingredients:

  • 3 cups warm water
  • Around 1/2 cup olive oil

Knead and let it rise.

Bread tip:
I mix all the ingredients together but I don’t worry about it being mixed perfectly. Because after it rises it’s easier to get it mixed together well. I let it rise twice and kneaded it both times.


  • 2 onions chopped small
  • 1 head garlic chopped small
  • 1 container fresh mushrooms chopped small
  • Olive oil
  • Soya sauce

Sauté onion garlic and mushrooms. I added soya sauce but you could also just add salt.

Putting it all together

Roll out flat circles of dough on a floured surface. Add the filling and then wet your hands in order to pinch together three corners with the filling showing a little in the middle.

Preheat the oven to 180C. Bake until browned, around 20-30 minutes. Make sure it’s baked underneath. Serve as fresh as possible.

Enjoy and happy Purim!

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