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Purim

Purim is a joyous festival during which Jewish children dress up in costumes to listen to the Scroll of Esther read in synagogue, food baskets (Shlach Manos) filled with special Purim pastries such as Hamantashen (Oznai Haman) are exchanged, and a special Purim feast (Seudat Purim) is shared with family and friends.
  1. Hamantashen (14)
  2. Kreplach (11)
  3. Shlach Manos Treats (29)
  4. Purim Food FAQ (5)

Kids Make Hamantashen (Dairy)
This is a simple Hamantashen recipe which you can make with your children. Baking holiday treats with your kids is a great way to create special holiday memories which they will carry on with them.

Purim: Menu and Recipes
Read a succinct explanation of the Jewish festival of Purim. Get a traditional Purim menu and recipes.

Purim Food Baskets (Shlach Manos, Mishloach Manot)
What are Shlach Manos? How does one make a Purim food basket? What are some creative ideas for Mishloach Manot?

Turkey Roll with Mushroom Gravy - Susan Portman (Meat)
Tired of chicken? Turkey is too dry? Meat is too high in cholesterol? Susan Portman's Turkey Roll with Mushroom Gravy solves all these issues. In addition, this turkey dish heats up well on the plata (hot plate) so it works well for Jewish Sabbath and holiday lunch meals.

Quick Meat & Vegie Pie (Meat)
With so many fun activities, I don't like to spend Purim in the kitchen cooking. At the same time, we tend to have a large crowd over for the Purim Feast (Seudat Purim). So I really like to make and serve this Quick Meat & Vegie Pie for the festive Purim meal. It is quick to make, feeds a crowd, and is satiating after a day of running around and...

Peacock Vegetables (Pareve)
This is one of those sure-fire success recipes. I like to make these Peacock Vegetables whenever we invite guests over for a barbecue. I also like to make this for the Purim Feast (Seudat Purim). The dish can be prepared earlier in the day, but baked just 20 minutes before the festive meal. This refreshing dish can be served with meat and to a large crowd.

Old Fashioned Poppy Seed Cookies (Dairy or Parve)
If you have 20 free minutes in the days leading up to Purim, make a batch of these Poppy Seed cookies and stick them in your freezer. Then you can pull them out on Purim day to serve for dessert at the end of the Purim meal or you can put them in your Purim food baskets. And when it isn't Purim, these cookies go well with a cup of milk, tea or coffee.

Black and White Purim Cookies (Dairy or Parve)
Everyone loves Black and White cookies, so why not make them for your Purim food basket or Purim holiday meal? For special Black and White Purim cookies, use the glaze to make happy faces on the cookies. Delight your children with these Black and White Purim Cookies.

Baba Beh Tamur - Iraqi Filled Pastries (Pareve)
Ilana Cohen is a qualified chef who worked in five-star hotels both in Israel and Australia. On a quest for something slightly different to serve for Purim, she found this pastry prepared by the Iraqi Jews of Baghdad for Purim. She gave it a test run, devoured about five of them and decided that they are really 'good tucker' and worth a bit of fussing around with the yeast dough.

About Judaism: About Purim
Read succinct information about the Jewish holiday of Purim. Topics covered include Purim Story, Purim Customs, Purim Shpiels, Purim Food and Recipes, Hamantashen, Food Baskets, and Purim Sites.

About Italian Cuisine: Italian Purim Recipes
Enjoy Purim just like Italian Jews do with these Italian Purim Recipes: Ravioli di Spinaci, Sfogliette in Grasso, Polpettone di Tacchino e Vitello, Testine di Spinaci, Buricche, Orecchie di Aman (Haman's Ears), Pignoccate, Marzipan, and Struffoli.

Chabad.org: Basic Kreplach
Kreplach, traditionally served on Purim, are small squares of rolled pasta dough filled with ground beef or chicken and folded into triangles. They can be boiled and served in soup or fried and served as a side dish.

Jewish Food Mailing List: Purim
The Jewish Food Mailing List has compiled Jewish food recipes from its active subscribers. The mailing list defines Jewish food as any food that is able to be prepared according to kashruth (Biblical dietary laws).

Jewish-food.org: Purim Recipes
Jewish-food.org has published online this wonderful collection of Purim recipes. It includes Poppy Seed Candy, Sesame Seed Cookies, Moroccan Sugar Cookies, Hungarian Layered Chocolate Nut Pastry, Haman's Hair, Haman's Ears (Hamantashen), Queen Esther's Chicken, Persian Chicken Pilaf, Purim Pinwheels, Sambusak, Samosas, Borekas and much more.

Jewish-Holiday.com: Purim Recipes
Marcy Golman of betterbaking.com shares recipes for Hamantashen, Sweet Orange Purim Rolls, and (my favorite) Purim Chocolate Chip Challah.

Marcy Goldman: Inspire New Purim Traditions
Marcy provides recipes for Chocolate Chip Sweet Challah Miniatures and Giant Party Hamantash. She also offers a recipe for Sweet Orange Purim Rolls because they make a beautiful Purim basket filler.

Mimi's Cyber Kitchen: Purim Recipes
Mimi provides recipes for Cheese Filling for Hamantaschen, Ethiopian Lentils, Easy-Bake Hamantaschen, Iraqi Filled Pastries, Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Purim Chocolate-Covered Nuts, Purim Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles, Purim Moscardini, Purim Poppyseed Candies, Purim Pralines, and Purim Ravioli.

RFCJ Newsgroup: Purim
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.

Easy Sweet and Sour Brisket
This easy Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe is great for Shabbos as well as Purim and Hanukkah holiday meals. Just marinate the meat in a mixture of sauerkraut, peeled tomatoes and brown sugar, and then bake for 4 hours. It is amazingly easy to prepare a moist and delicious meat main dish for your family.

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