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Shavuot Recipe: White Chocolate Lemon Bark

It is customary to eat dairy on Shavuot for the following reasons:

Source: About.com:KosherFood

  1. Shavuot is linked to the Exodus from Egpyt into the Promised Land. “From the misery of Egypt to a country flowing with milk and honey…” (Exodus 3:8-17)
  2. After the Israelites received the Torah at Mount Sinai, they ate dairy food. Before they received the Torah, they did not keep kosher as they did not yet have the laws of kashrut. Immediately after they received the Torah, they did not yet have the tools to prepare kosher meat.
  3. The numerical value (Gematria) of chalav, the Hebrew word for milk, is 40. Eating dairy foods on Shavuot commemorates the 40 days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai receiving the Torah.
  4. When the Israelites accepted the Torah, they committed themselves to following God’s commandments, which requires showing restraint. Likewise, eating dairy instead of meat is seen as exhibiting restraint.

White Chocolate Lemon Bark Giora Shimoni

White Chocolate Lemon Bark
Giora Shimoni

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of white Belgian chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal
  • zest of one lemon

Preparation:

1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler together with oil.
2. When chocolate is melted, add rice krispies and lemon zest.
3. Spread evenly on a cookie sheet.
4. Freeze.
5. When it is solid break it up. Serve at room temperature.
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