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May 16, 2007 08:38 PM

cheese cake for Shavuos

Looking for a luscious, super creamy and light cheese cake recipe for the holiday of Shavuos which starts next Tuesday night.

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  1. I don't have any specific recipe, but I can tell you that ricotta-based cheesecakes are delicious and lighter than those based on cream cheese.

    I checked in Joyce Goldstein's "Cucina ebraica" Cassola: ricotta soufflé pancake would be a good Shavuot sweet, as would "Crostata di ricotta e viscole": Cheese tart with sour-cherry preserves.

    What other dairy dishes are you serving? If you want to lighten up your menu a bit, and you are of Ashkenazi descent, consider combining some of your traditional foods with others from Sephardic/Mediterranean traditions.

      1. This is the recipe I always make: (I personally prefer cream cheese based cheesecakes to ricotta ones)