It’s a custom, not a law, to fuel Shavuot’s all-night Torah study sessions with a dairy extravaganza. This year, think about the animals that give us dairy and Judaism’s thoughts on animal welfare.
Just before Shavuot last year, Leah got an itch to make the light cheesecake she used to make back in Israel, but she couldn’t remember how, so she embarked upon a quest to find it.
Despite vague memories of learning about Shavuot, Lori definitely remembers eating cheesecake and blintzes on the holiday. But now, with dairy intolerances and vegan diets in her family, how can they celebrate?
Most goats are bread in late fall or early winter and give birth in spring, which means that dairy-heavy Shavuot coincides perfectly with when the first goat milk goes to humans.
A craving for bourekas, the cheese-filled puff pastry triangle that’s popular in Israel, and the holiday of Shavuot inspired Leah to try her hand at homemade puff pastry. The results were delicious.
Combining traditions and flavors couldn’t be creamier or dreamier as Jewish-Italian cookbook author Marcia Friedman creates a new no-bake Nutella mousse cheesecake recipe for Shavuot, which celebrates Judaism’s first convert, Ruth.
Staying up all night to study on Shavuot? Even if you’re not, here are ten cheesecakes—mini, full-size, light, decadent, striped, all different flavors—to make this Shavuot a memorable one.
After much trial and error and memories of waiting by the stove for her mother to mess up a blintz skin, Esther has finally mastered Bubbe’s famous blintzes, perfect for Shavuot.
Tasked with bringing a dessert—gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free; oh, and delicious, too—to a summer gathering, Stephanie turns to coconut milk to make a delicious ice cream treat for all.
With so many delicious dairy desserts, there’s no reason why blintzes and cheesecake have to be the only Shavuot options. How about giving pudding parfaits or sour cream coffeecake a try?