For one holiday out of the year, we take a break from feasting on meat and move over to the other side of the cow.
The most popular Shavuot dessert is, of course, the cheesecake.
You can buy one ready made–most supermarkets have several tasty options–but where’s the fun in that?
Instead, dive right in and embrace the creamy rich goodness.
Here are some tools to help you on your way:
Kraft Foods provides a terrific how-to video.
MJL offers a classic cheesecake recipe from Joan Nathan.
Check out these sites for creative and delicious variations on the original:
And finally, we answer the question on everybody’s minds: Why dairy?
Pronounced: shah-voo-OTE (oo as in boot), also shah-VOO-us, Origin: Hebrew, the holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, falls in the Hebrew month Sivan, which usually coincides with May or June.