To continue with our traditional Shavuos recipes, even though this is technically a dessert, you will see it on the table among the appetizers.
I am sure this was more of an afterthought. It was like, hey, we are already making traditional green spicy pies, why not bake something sweet for kids to enjoy! I remember my father, the quintessential kid, sneaking into my grandmother’s kitchen to snack on the sweet filling while the dough was being rolled and stretched paper thin. Far from admonishing him, she would purposely leave some in the bowl for him to finish, after the pie was rolled. Sure, you can just throw some raisins into farmer cheese, add sugar and vanilla, and get the same thing – almost! They even package it like that, with a hechsher. But then it would be no fun, would it?
We don’t use sugar, though. Strangely enough, my grandmother, born and raised in the traditions of a kleine shteitl, within the Eastern European Pale of Settlement, made quite a few…
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