Shavuot, which means “weeks,” celebrates the receipt of the Torah at Mt Sinai and counts the seven weeks from Passover until Shavuot. The holiday is celebrated by all-night Torah study, decorating our homes with greenery and flowers, and reading the Book of Ruth.
Another tradition is to eat dairy food to recall that the Israelites only ate dairy while waiting for the Torah because they did not yet have the laws of Kashrut. I love this holiday because I get a chance to bake my favorite dairy desserts. On Shavuot we eat cheesecakes, cheese blintzes, ice cream desserts, classic French pastries and many other treats, including my grandma Sylvia z”l’s specialty dairy kugel, featured in The Holiday Kosher Baker.
The Kosher Baker
Fruit Soup with Triple Sorbet Garnish
The Holiday Kosher Baker
GG’s Noodle Kugel
Homemade Candy Bars
Cream Cheese Flan
Low-sugar Cheesecake Muffins with Berry Sauce
Caramelized Mocha and Vanilla Bean Napoleons
Chocolate Mille Crépe
White Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake