Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made this gorgeous raspberry cheesecake mousse and these inside-out cheesecake cookies.
In recent years the traditional cheesecake, cheese blintzes and cheese strudel have been complemented by newcomers to the party like tiramisu, syllabub and pannacotta. Obviously, I can’t cook all those things myself between now and the festival, so I appealed to my fellow bloggers for their best dairy dessert recipes. And they didn’t disappoint! Here’s what they came up with…
Strawberry choux buns from Fab Food For All combine lovely choux pastry with billowy whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Yum!
Raspberry syllabub with chardonnay vanilla biscuits from Tin and Thyme looks absolutely luscious. Wine in biscuits? Oh yes!
This jasmine rice pannacotta with rhubarb cardamom compote from Franglais Kitchen sounds divine, and makes the most of seasonal rhubarb, too.
How To Cook Good Food offered up this strawberry tart with elderflower pastry cream. I’m drooling as I type!
This lemon panna cotta from Simply Sensational Food is made with agar and looks light and luscious. Ideal on a warm spring day.
And if you really want a cheesecake but fancy something a little less traditional, how about The Petit Cook’s amazing looking light matcha tea ricotta cheesecake with almond crumble?
and if the weather’s hot, how about an ice-cream puff?
I hope this list has inspired you to create something delicious to celebrate the festival.
Happy Shavuot to one and all!