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Recipes for Shavuot

Recipes for Shavuot

May 14, 2021

In 2021, Shavuot begins the evening of Sunday, May 16 and ends the evening of Tuesday, May 18. Below are some of the Jewish Light's top-read Shavuot food stories. To learn more about Shavuot, check out these primers on the holiday: Aish HaTorah Chabad MyJewishLearning

PHOTO: RACHEL RINGLER

These sweet cheese buns are perfect for Shavuot

Rachel Ringler May 29, 2019

This story originally appeared on The Nosher.You’ve probably heard of cheesecake or blintzes as traditional foods to enjoy for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, but get ready to fall in love with a cheese-filled carb treat you have never heard of: Bessarabian...

Greek Yogurt

Versatile yogurt perfect for Shavuot

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light June 8, 2016

If you had counted 49 days from the second day of Passover, also known as the Counting of the Omer, you would reach number 49 on Saturday, June 11, which is erev Shavuot. That holiday commemorates both the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and the harvest...

Basic Cheesecake Recipe

By Ronnie Fein, JTA June 1, 2016

Ingredients1-½ tsp butter or margarine1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately)1-½ pounds cream cheese (3 8-ounce packages)1 cup sugar1-½ tsp vanilla extract½ cup dairy sour cream or unflavored yogurt1/3 cup cream (whipping cream or half and...

Photo: Ronnie Fein

How to make perfect cheesecake five ways

By Ronnie Fein, The Nosher Via JTA June 1, 2016

You know Shavuot is coming when you begin to see cheesecakes everywhere. Countless variations in the bakeries and supermarkets. Endless numbers of recipes in the media. Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover...

First Fruits Shavuot Salad (Dairy)

January 1, 2016

This salad is dotted with figs, grapes, olives and dates, four of the holiday's seven first fruits. A sprinkle of blue cheese adds a dairy twist.Ingredients:1/4 pound mesclun mix, rinsed under cold water and dried in a salad spinner or in paper towels25...

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