VIDEO: Watch us make the other tasty Purim pastry — fluden
In the shtetls of Eastern Europe, a favorite treat included in the shalekh-mones, the baskets of food given to neighbors and relatives on the Jewish holiday of Purim, was fluden: a rich sour cream dough stuffed with fruit and nuts.
Here, we show you how to prepare it yourself, using apricot preserves, dates, walnuts and raisins; the ingredients and measurements are listed towards the end.
If you decide to make it yourself, be sure to take a piece before it cools: fluden is even tastier when still warm from the oven.
The clip is an episode of the long-running cooking show Est Gezunterheyt (Eat in Good Health). The YouTube series shows you how to prepare the foods that Eastern European Jews prepared for hundreds of years. And we do it in the language most of them spoke, Yiddish, complete with English subtitles.
Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts). She and Eve Jochnowitz host the Forward’s Yiddish cooking series No Place Like Home.