This a is traditional Jewish classic dessert especially at your Purim celebration. It is customary to have food containing poppy seeds, fruits and nuts as this is what Esther ate whilst she was kept prisoner in the palace – they were some of the few ingredients that she could obtain that were kosher! This can be parev.
Not only do poppy seeds add flavour, but they also enhance the appearance of breads, biscuits and cakes: dips and spreads; salads and dressings.
I added sliced rhubarb and a can of cherries it was wonderful - 15 Jul 2014