10 Edible Gifts for Purim

February 20, 2013

You may think the season of gift-giving -- the season of cookies, of loaf cakes, of sticky caramels and candied nuts -- is long over. The time for dressing up in costume? So last October. 

Enter Purim: a Jewish, end-of-winter celebration, a celebration of dressing up, of making noise, and of giving cookies, cakes, and candies. Whether you're celebrating or not, take advantage: the season of gift-giving is never over.

Joan Nathan's Chosen Hamantaschen by Joan Nathan

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Clementine Pound Cake by SavvyJulie

Clementine Pound Cake


Figgy Pudding Butter Cookies by Helenthenanny

Figgy Pudding Butter Cookies


Caramelized Crispy Rice Bark by Couldn't Be Parve

Caramelized Crispy Rice Bark


Flo Braker's Pains d'Amande by Genius Recipes

Pains d'Amande


Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary by Ms. T

Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary


Maple Yogurt Pound Cake by Rivka

Maple Yogurt Pound Cake


Elsa's Rye Cookies by amanda

Elsa's Rye Cookies


Teddie's Apple Cake by Genius Recipes

Teddie's Apple Cake


Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Caramels by kangarhubarb

Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Caramels


Sage-Candied Walnuts by cristinasciarra

Sage-Candied Walnuts


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Nancy March 3, 2015
The suggested recipes look wonderful, but/and they're all sweet. Some years, I give savory gifts. e.g., a sellection of Persian cooking ingredients, nuts plain & roasted, an appetizer or sandwich fixings. Makes for some nice changes.
RonaMoser February 21, 2013
I love this post, great recipes and ideas! thanks Brette and Happy Purim!
Brette W. February 21, 2013
Thanks Rona!! You too!
Tamar G. February 21, 2013
This is a great list, this year I am also doing a Tea Theme, I am making Orange Ginger Marmalade Hamantaschen and packing with a home blend of Chai Tea and Earl Grey Truffles.
creamtea February 21, 2013
It sounds wonderful.

creamtea February 20, 2013
Thanks for the suggestions! Just finished baking 3 lemon tea breads. I am also giving some very special teas, and a teapot to brew them. These will help fill out the presentation (especially those hamantaschen, they sound delicious).
creamtea February 20, 2013
P.S. I love that you featured Purim, it's such a wonderful holiday and a nice time to acknowledge/reciprocate acts of friendship over the past year. Would the eds. consider adding it to the choice of holidays that we tick off when submitting recipes?
Kristen M. February 20, 2013
Hi creamtea -- Purim was one of the holidays we considered for that list, but we had to make some tough calls in the interest of keeping the drop-down lists manageable. We'll keep this in mind for the future though.

If you search our recipes for "Purim", it picks up the term Purim anywhere in the recipe, including the headnote. We'd love to see some of yours!
creamtea February 20, 2013
Oh, I can understand that. Thanks!