Purim recipes are often searched for, however, high quality Purim recipes are often difficult to find. People searching for Purim recipes typically are looking for
Hamantashen recipes, and
Purim recipes, a gragger and a shpiel can be the center of a Purim celebration. At Challah Connection we are pleased to present Purim recipes that include Hamentashen and
kreplach as well as directions on making a gragger and a great resource for a shpiel.
We believe the Purim recipes we are presenting here are among some of the easiest and best Purim recipes.
Purim recipes help keep important traditions and are part of a Purim celebration for your family and loved ones.
We present these Purim recipes and credit the sources of these great Purim recipes. We invite you to try one or all of the Purim recipes provided. At Challah Connection we are confident that
they will grace your table for this important holiday for years to
The Shpiel for children will help the future of your family connect with the past as the script is presented. While the adults prepare terrific Purim recipes, the children can prepare their Purim presentation and the entire family can enjoy both.
2/3 cup margarine or butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
Pie Filling or jam (Prune and apricot are most traditional, but you can use your favorite flavors.)
Blend butter and sugar thoroughly.
Add flour and orange juice, alternating.
Refrigerate batter for a few hours.
Roll out dough as thin as you can.
Cut out 3-4 inch circles.
Put a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each circle.
Fold up 3 sides to form a triangle (Overlap the sides so only a little filling shows through the middle).
Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (bake until golden brown, but take out before the filling boils over).
This is one of the most delicious Purim recipes we have found and it is credited to Lisa Katz, www.judaism.about.com
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. oil
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder or soda
1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp. oil
1 cup ground beef
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. matzo meal
Dough: In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and oil, In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, water, and baking powder (or soda). Add to flour mixture. Knead and roll dough out thin on floured board. Use a glass to cut into 3 inch circles.
Filling: Sauté onion in oil. Add ground beef and brown for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Add salt, pepper, egg, and matzo meal. Mix well.
Place a tsp. of filling in the middle of the dough circle. Lift 3 sides of the dough circle to meet in the center and form a triangle. Press together tightly and pinch corners closed. Moisten edges with top of finger dipped in cold water to keep seams closed.
Place kreplach in boiling, salted water. Cook about 20 minutes until kreplach floats to the top. When ready, remove from pot. Serve kreplach in soup or fry it until golden brown and serve as a side dish.
Source: Spice and Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook ( Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publications, 1990).
Make Your Own Gragger
A small empty plastic bottle, a drinkable yogurt bottle works well
30 kidney beans, or similar
Using the terra cotta color Sculpey , roll out a sheet to about 1/4" thick. Cover the bottle with it, leaving the top open.
Fill the bottle with about 30 kidney beans.
Make a 1/2" thick flat circle of clay to seal the opening.
Use a rubber stamp or other tool to make designs in the clay.
Place gragger on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment or foil to protect it from the clay.
Bake as any Sculpey project, 260 degrees for about 30 minutes.
To give it a look of wood or leather, and to make the designs more visible, you can paint the cooled gragger with Flaster Plaster Brown Antique medium. Let it dry only about 1 minute, then rub off with a paper towel.
For more fun art projects, please visit
A Purim Shpiel for Children
Find a ready-made script for a Purim play at
We at Challah Connection hope you enjoy these Purim recipes as much as we are pleased to present these Purim recipes to you. It is always our hope to help all families enjoy their special moments including the holidays.
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