Dairy Free Shlishkes

Eureka! Following a short experimentation stage, I came up with a recipe for Dairy Free Shlishkes. A while ago, I posted a traditional Cheese Shlishkes recipe – please click here.  I received quite a few positive comments, but I couldn’t stop thinking about lots of people (like myself,for instance!) who would love to try this dainty, delicious versatile breakfast-lunch-dinner-snack-whatever-you-want-it-to-be simple dish, but have to abstain from the main ingredient – cheese.

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So I did it! I used a pareve non-dairy cream cheese substitute.  Since I was already experimenting, I experimented with flour as well, and discovered that cream cheese substitute takes twice as much whole wheat flour as the standard farmer cheese.  I used light brown sugar and Smart Balance, and an egg. If you use an egg substitute, this recipe becomes vegan, and if it comes out well, please let me know!

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These are made exactly the way traditional ones are made, and the dough feels the same. It does want a bit more flour for dusting.

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Cooked Shlishkes should be tossed with Smart Balance the moment they are removed from the pot, otherwise they stick together.

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I will not repeat the procedure since you can see it in my original Cheese Shlishkes post here.  I am listing the ingredients. As you see,  the little kittens spilled all the milk, and Mama Cat had to come up with a dairy free solution!


  • 8 oz cream cheese substitute
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour and more for dusting
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons Smart Balance and more for ready product
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt




17 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh Gosh!! These are so good!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you like them.

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  2. Ah ha! I see that yours are slightly different and don’t have that twisted shape. Thank you for posting this!

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    1. You are very welcome! You can make them any shape you want – I am just used to the classic shape, I guess.

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      1. I only learned about them recently. To me, they are Jewish gnocchi.😊

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      2. If we stop and think for a moment, of course Eisav was the older brother, but Edom has not made a transition from a hunter/nomad to a settled down founder of an empire for quite a while, almost 2,000 years. So who was the first?

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      3. I thought potatoes were a more recent food?

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      4. You’re right, that’s exactly it! Yaakov’s descendants probably made shlishkes many centuries before Edom started making potato gnocchi.


  3. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    Here is a non-dairy and possibly vegan version of the traditional Shlishkes recipe.


    1. Thank you for reblogging.

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  4. The images are great, and looking at the ingredients i think its also a really good snack. Thx. Have a nice weekend. 😉 Michael

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    1. It’s a great whatever – it disappears before you can label it! Thank you, Michael, and you have a great weekend as well!

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  5. Amy says:

    I really love how my dairy free journey has led me to more Kosher recipes- so delicious! The minute I find that dairy free substitute I’m making these.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment,Amy. I love your blog!

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