My this year’s take on Purim treats, hamantaschen, are savoury, dairy free and vegan bagels packed with goodies! Sesame seeds and quinoa bagels 😀 They are an absolute treat and really not difficult to make!
I used flour mixture of plain wheat and whole wheat rye flour and sesame seed mixture of white and roasted black sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds and rye bring more colour and jump up the nutritional values too. You may wonder what quinoa has to do in this recipe, well in addition of being super healthy, it’s making the texture of the bread softer. Quinoa is currently in the top 3 food items I’m excited about, together with New Zealand Spinach and Hemp Oil. I practically use these items daily – spinach in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, hemp oil in smoothies and quinoa in pizza, salads and bread. I’m some sort of foodie – a picky eater that gets excited about few healthy food ingredients at time.
I prefer eating bagels straight from the oven, when they are still crispy from outside and soft and warm inside. When they cool they tend to harden a bit, however this dough is soft and they’ll stay lovely soft to the next day. Alternatively you can freeze them in airtight bags and toast when thawed (you’ll need to clean your toaster afterwards from all those sesame seeds). Fill with your favourite fillings and enjoy! For all you vegans out there – we’ve tested them with vegan cheese and veggies and they were absolutely divine!
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Chag Purim Sameach!