Dates and Nuts Desserts

To conclude a substantial holiday meal, a light dessert.


Duality inspired by two beautiful people, or, to be more precise, two beautiful ladies who’ve never met, caused the appearance of this dessert on my Shavuos table. Dates have a dual meaning for this holiday. First of all, one of the explanations for a dairy menu on Shavuos is the verse  from The Song of Songs “Honey and milk under your tongue,” where King Solomon allegorically refers to the words of Torah given on Shavuos. Secondly, Shavuos is also called Hag haBikkurim, the holiday of the first fruits, when the offerings gathered from the “land of wheat and barley, of grape vines, figs and pomegranates, and land of olives for oil and [date] honey” (Dvorim 8:8) were brought to the Bais haMikdash.  Even though there has always been an argument as to which honey is meant here, most authorities today agree on date honey, rather than bee…

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  1. Megala says:

    Delicious desserts!
    Nuts & dates are always a lovely combo!

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    1. They are, and thank you for your lovely comment!

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  2. flavours2017 says:

    A happy ending to a perfect meal —

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    1. Thank you so much your lovely comment!

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  3. Deliciously nutritious! !

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    1. Thank you so much!

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