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Hamantaschen Plus Math Equals Mathmataschen!

Photograph by Deborah Gardner

Just a few hours before Purim, I came across this awesome creation on the blog Seattle Local Food, and just had to share it.

For the non-math nerds among us, it’s a hamantaschen created using a mathematical principle known as the Sierpinski triangle. Here’s how Deborah Gardner breaks it down:

You may be familiar with the Sierpinski triangle, a mathematically attractive, self-repeating fractal that starts with one equilateral triangle and breaks down into ever-smaller triangles.

Somehow this year it dawned on me that the world was incomplete without a Sierpinski hamantaschen, or sierpinskitaschen. I scoured the vast reaches of the Interwebs, to see if this had been done before. I may have missed something, but it seems this has not.

Until today.

To find the recipe and learn more, click here.

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