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Yummy Recipes

Eating and drinking is an integral part of the Purim holiday. Here are ideas for doing it right.




  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Flour - 3-4 cups
  • Baking powder - 1 ½ tsp.
  • Salt - ½ tsp.
  • Butter or margarine - 8 oz.
  • Eggs – 2, beaten
  • Orange juice - ½ cup


  1. Mix dry ingredients together and cut in shortening until it is in small pieces.
  2. Add eggs and orange juice.
  3. Mix together into a small ball.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface.
  5. Cut out rounds with a glass.


Filling: Jam - 16 oz., prune or your favorite flavor jam (Substitutes: poppy seeds or chocolate chips)

Put one teaspoon filling in center of each round. Pick up edges in center to form a triangle and pinch dough together with floured fingers. Baste top with egg yolk diluted with a bit of water. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

(From "Adventures in Bubby Irma's Kitchen," by Irma Charles, Targum Press)





  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g)
  • Oranges – 3 thinly sliced
  • Lemons – juice of 4
  • Pineapple – 2 cups (8 oz/250 g) of diced fresh
  • Strawberries – 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) diced
  • Dry white wine – 8 cups (2 qt/2 l)
  • Sparkling Wine – 3 cups (24 fl oz/750 ml)


    Chill ingredients first, then add wine just before serving. Serves 20.

    Hint: Freeze some wine in ice cube trays, and use this instead of ice cubes to avoid diluting your punch.



    • Water – 3 cups
    • Sorbet – 1 pint melted of passion fruit or similar flavor
    • Orange juice - One 12-ounce can of frozen concentrate, thawed
    • Pineapple juice - One 12-ounce can of frozen concentrate, thawed
    • White Rum – 1 1/4 cups
    • Golden Rum - 3/4 cups
    • Grenadine - 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
    • Lime juice - 3 tablespoons fresh
    • Nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated


    In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine all ingredients. Fill 6 tall glasses with ice, and pour in the punch. Serves 10.

    (Punch recipes courtesy of

February 2, 2003

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Visitor Comments: 5

(5) Lesley, February 22, 2015 6:22 PM

you didn't give a quantity.

I'm making hamantaschen for our synagogue Purim party. How many does this recipe make?

(4) Miriam, March 22, 2008 10:50 AM

Purim Recipes

Fantastic one for Hamantashen. Thank you so much for making ours a great family day.Shalom

(3) Alison, January 30, 2007 11:57 PM

Helpful information about Purim and great recipes!

Thanks for the helpful information about the feast of Purim and the great recipes! I printed off he recipies for the Hamentashen and I'm going to try them. Thanks again!

(2) Julia, March 15, 2005 12:00 AM

HAMANTASHEN is the best thing i have ever tasted! Heres somethings to make the recipe better!

HAMANTASHEN was lovely! You need to add some alternitives to the recipe! I ran out of orange juice and instead of going to the shop i put in some cramberry juice and that tasted absolutely lovely! I call my recipy Cramberry Surprise!

(1) Anonymous, February 26, 2004 12:00 AM


the hamantashen look good i printed the recipe out.

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