On Shavuos, it is customary for Jews to eat at least one or more dairy meals (just as Jews were said to do after receiving the Torah on Mt. Sinai 3,324 years ago and before they knew the intricate laws of kashrut). Popular dairy meals often include cheesecakes, all sorts of kugels and dairy lasagna, but cheese blintzes take center stage, and rightly so.
Shavuot is also the Festival of the First Fruits, so blintzes are typically topped with all sorts of juicy fruit. Blintzes and the following variations will make an excellent brunch or lunch dish for Shavuot. They’re sure to become family favorites that you’ll want to make all year round. Dairy delicious!!
I usually make this soufflé with orange juice but mango juice adds a terrific twist.
This scrumptious sauce is so simple to prepare. It’s fabulous over blintzes or pancakes and is excellent over frozen yogurt or ice cream.
You can prepare the batter and filling a day in advance and assemble it just before baking. The original recipe called for 1 cup of butter – but my version has a fraction of the fat! Serve this with sour cream or Greek yogurt and top with mango or orange slices.
Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada. She is the author of nine cookbooks and divides her time between work as a food writer, culinary consultant, spokesperson, cooking instructor, lecturer and editor. Norene lives in Toronto, Canada and her motto is “Food that’s good for you should taste good!” For more information, visit her website at www.gourmania.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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