Shavuot Cheesecake Challah

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A country girl at heart who grew up in the “Messianic” movement and in the Pentecostal movement, but only really starting walking out God’s truth about Shabbat and the Feasts for herself about five years ago looks at our Shavuot tradition to celebrate by eating dairy filled foods and foods with honey. This corresponding to what King Solomon said about God’s word being sweet like milk and honey.

She writes

If you didn’t already love celebrating the Biblical feasts, I think I could definitely persuade you to after you experience the FOOD.

For some of the feasts, there isn’t a specific food G-d commands us to eat, however, throughout the years certain foods have become traditional for each feast. For Shavuot that is eating dairy and honey. This is based off the tradition that the Torah was given on Shavuot and the quote by King Solomon that says, “Like honey and milk the Torah lies under your tongue” Songs of Songs 4:11.

So, cheese platters, cheesecakes, blintzes, kugels, and all the dairy foods your heart can dream of are what you can typically expect at a Shavuot gathering. {Shavuot Cheesecake Challah}

She presents a recipe based on one by @mandyliciouschallah on Instagram whom she find to be

the ultimate challah queen, so if you like to mix up your challah recipes, or you just need a good basic challah recipe, she’s your girl! {Shavuot Cheesecake Challah}


Cheesecake Challah


Delicious cheesecake stuffed challah perfect for Shavuot or any Shabbat gathering!

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The typical Shavuot desserts are usually laden with cream and cheese to create a mouth-watering tiramisu or a stellar cheesecake. While there is certainly nothing wrong with having some of those delectable desserts on Shavuot, a holiday full of these sweets might leave you feeling a little bleh. To lighten things up, quite literally, try pairing your favourite, classic Shavuot dessert with one of some lighter and healthier desserts by Jenny Lieberman.

Find some of them at: Healthier dessert recipes to make for Shavuot

chocolate cheesecake muffins
Chocolate chip cheesecake-filled muffins



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+ another recommended treatment for this coming weekend

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