Passover, is probably one of the best known of the Jewish holidays, mostly because it ties in with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passover seder), and because a lot of its observances have been reinterpreted by Christians as Messianic and signs of Jesus.
This holiday is coming up next week, and I thought that it was time to see if I could find any Passover edible crafts.
Of course, as in most major holidays of any religion, food plays a huge role in the holiday. First of all Jews are forbidden to eat any leaven food (includes anything made from the five major grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt) that has not been completely cooked within 18 minutes after coming into contact with water) for the entire week of the holiday making this holiday quite a challenge for the cook.
The seder (mentioned above) is a big meal held on the first night of the holiday (and the second if you are outside of Israel). The Seder relives the enslavement and subsequent Exodus of the Children of Israel from Ancient Egypt through the words of the Haggadah, the drinking of Four Cups of Wine, the eating of matzot, and the eating of and reference to symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate.
If you are interested in learning more about this holiday, here a few links with quite a bit of information:
I unfortunately didn’t come up with much in my search for edible crafts for Passover, but I do have a few ideas of my own for giving edible gifts for Passover (don’t forget that everything that you give needs to be kosher for Passover).
Here they are…
Buy Jewish themed chocolate molds and make a nice festive plate of chocolates.
Use kosher for Pesach sweets, and make your own candy bouquet.
Make a nice bowl of chocolate covered strawberries, or any other type of fruit you like.
Of course gift baskets are always fun to make up, especially when challenged with finding interesting foods to put in them that are kosher for Passover.
And one more idea, not really an edible craft, but comes close, is to make a homemade Passover recipe book for someone. There are lots of interesting Passover recipes on the internet, this could be a fun project.ï¿½