Saturday, March 2, 2013

Flappers just wanna have fun..

Last weekend we were celebrating Purim.
At our home, Purim is considered as "a holiday for the children", in which they wear costumes and prepare huge baskets full of sweets to give away in school.
This year was a bit of an exception, since Tom convinced me to get myself a costume for the Purim Party I was invited to.
We went together to the fabric market in Tel- Aviv and bought all the necessities for "the glam 20s' Flapper" costumes for both of us.
I got the inspiration for the dress from a great tutorial by Threadbanger on YouTube.
Since time was short, I didn't actually sew the dresses, but used ready-made Jersey Chemise for Tom and a very old pregnancy-gown for myself.
I sewed a few layers of beaded fringe around the dress for the "glam" effect.
Unfortunately, the dress became much heavier with each layer, so I couldn't cover the entire garment with it.

Sewing fringes in my retro Elna (& my Voodoo Sponge Bob pin cushion)  ... :P

I made the headpiece by sewing together the 2 edges of a golden elastic band and embellishing it with a peacock feather and an "emerald" button.

Here is the end result:

And here is my dress.

Tom did our bold make up, inspired by this tutorial.

The traditional Jewish Purim treat is called "Oznei Haman" (Hamantaschen), which afterwards Tom and I baked for the whole family.
Original recipe (Hebrew) by Natalie Houlding with alterations by Tom and I.

Vegan Hamantaschen (traditional Purim cookies)


150 gram Coconut oil

100 gram caster sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

300 gram all purpose flour

1 tablespoon Corn flour mixed with 2 tablespoons of water

Filling of your choice (jam, chocolate spread, nuts). We used Lotus spread,
and chocolate spread.


1. Mix together the Coconut oil with caster sugar. If the coconut oil is too stiff, you can warm it up a little in the microwave and mix it with a fork.

2. Add vanilla extract and mix again.

3. Add the cornflour + water blend to the mixture and mix once more.

4. Add the flour gradually until the dough is firm and smooth. 

5. Roll out the dough (it should be about 5 mm. thick) and use the rim of a glass to cut it into circles.

6. Place about ½ teaspoon of the filling in each circle.

7. Fold the circle into a triangle.

8. Bake for 15 minutes in 175°C (350°F) until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool.

9.Sprinkle with icing sugar, If desired. 

Folding Hamantaschen
Wish you all happy and creative weekend!

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