Fany Gerson, the Mexican confectioner best known for her paletas (frozen fruit pops), is having a Cronut moment. She is frying and filling hamantaschen-shaped doughnuts for Purim, which starts the evening of March 20. The feather-light yeast-raised doughnuts are triangular and come filled with strawberry or blueberry jams, lemon curd with poppy seeds or a thick honey-nut mixture. “The fillings are not traditional, though I did use poppy seeds,” Ms. Gerson said.
Doughnutaschen, $3.50 each (advance orders accepted) from March 15 to 31, Dough, 448 Lafayette Avenue (Franklin Avenue), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, 347-533-7544, doughdoughnuts.com.