There are several reasons given by our Sages for the custom of
eating a dairy meal on Shavuot. One of them is, that on Shavuot,
the Jewish People were given the laws of Kashrut and they were
unable to use their utensils that day until they were rendered
Kosher by the proper process of "kashering" utensils.
Thus their meal was a dairy meal.
Cheese Blintzes Recipe
Cheese blintzes are usually served hot, with sour cream or applesauce.
They are a special favorite on Shavuot when it is customary to eat
dairy products (not hard cheese) before the main lunch meal.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp. sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 package vanilla sugar
- pinch of salt
Batter: Combine eggs and milk. Add sour cream and blend well.
Add flour gradually. Mix well until batter is smooth. Heat on a
low flame a small amount of oil in an 8-inch frying pan until hot
but not smoking. Ladle a small amount of batter (approx. 1 ounce)
into pan, tipping pan in all directions until batter covers the
entire bottom of the pan. Fry on one side until set and golden,
approx. 1 minute. Slip pancake out of pan and repeat until all
batter is used. Add oil to pan as necessary.
- 16 ounces cottage cheese
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 Tbsps. margarine or butter, melted
- 2 Tbsps. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla sugar
- 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
Filling: In another bowl mix all ingredients for filling.
Assemble: Fill each pancake on golden side with 3 Tbsps. of
filling. Fold in sides to center and roll blintz until completely
closed. Replace rolled blintzes in pan and fry for 2 minutes,