On Shavuot it is customary to eat dairy foods. Though no one knows for certain where this tradition came from, many believe it is derived from the biblical assurance that the land of Israel is a land “flowing with milk and honey.” The dairy foods reference the milk in the land of Israel, and sweet desserts reference the honey.
Sour Cherry Soup, a Hungarian favorite
Chocolate Challah, for an even sweeter holiday
Blintzes, cream cheese pancakes
Strawberry Rhubarb Blintzes, an unconventional take on a Shavuot classic
Cheesecake, the standard
Cheese Lokshen Kugel, a creamy noodle dish
Rugelach, cream cheese cookies
Rhubarb Rugelach, a tangy take on the classic
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