Purim is a main Jewish festival and together with several other mitzvahs, giving Purim baskets to relatives or buddies, is also a mitzvah on the festival of Purim. It is the festival to honour Esther who safeguarded the Jewish people of Persia from being killed by Haman the cruel vizier of the Persian King.
Relishing Purim Seudah, which means a feast, is a practice of Purim. When we gift or get a Purim basket, full of traditional, scrumptious Jewish foods, the meal turns still more delightful.
Challah is customarily relished on the festival. It is bread in shape of a braid, which commemorates the rope which was used to hang Haman. Challah has fine white flour, sugar, yeast, water and a lot of eggs. These days, eggs are used in fewer amounts, and even challahs without eggs are formed. One more transformation is the replacement of white flour by oat, whole wheat or Spelt flour. Even sugar is exchanged many times with honey or molasses. Because challah is given a brushing with egg wash, it seems golden after baking. Frequently raisins, as well as sometimes poppy or sesame seeds, are also included in challah. As stated in Jew regulations of food making, this bread should not comprise of milk or milk products or meat; so, unlike some European sorts of bread packed with milk or butter, challah doesn’t contain these contents. You can prefer to present each of these varieties of challah bread in your Purim gift package.
Another key delicacy is Hamantash, which means Haman’s ears. These yummy-looking items are pastries given triangular shape, which is created by folding flat circular bits of dough at three corners and filling them with different sorts of delightful fillings, like poppy seeds, dates, apricots, apples, cherries, prunes, nuts, chocolate and even cheese and caramel. Hamantash is an important component of Purim basket of gifts, and because they are prepared using different fillings, you can tuck in as numerous sorts of them as you like.
In addition to that, there are plenty of sorts of chocolates, cookies and other confectionery which you can present in your Purim gift pack. You can prefer to add fruits too. And if to finish it, you present a lovely bottle of kosher wine, your Purim basket of gifts will seem fabulous. If you desire to make your Purim basket vegetarian, you can make it happen using vegetarian varieties of all these foodstuffs. Vegetarian eatables have a particular meaning in the festival of Purim, as Esther ate vegetarian foodstuffs when she ventured in the Persian ruler’s palace to be kosher. Also, she consumed legumes and seeds exclusively to evade from non-kosher eatables. Hence you can offer plenty of foodstuffs, decorated using poppy seeds to your Purim gift pack.