South African immigrant brings Israel the traditional Purim pastry of his youth

04.03.2012                      10.Adar. 5772

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South African immigrant brings Israel the traditional Purim pastry of his youth

The 46-year-old former computer programmer, who immigrated from Johannesburg in 1985, claims to produce Israel's only South African-style hamantaschen.

An immigrant baker is adding a homespun ingredient to a traditional festival pastry that he feels has long been missing from the country's Purim palette.
"When we grew up in South Africa we only knew one kind of hamantasch," says Les Saidel, owner of Saidel's Artisan Bakery in Karnei Shomron, a West Bank town with hundreds of Anglo families. "Why not resuscitate the hamantaschen of our youth?"…