This pizza is sure to please any Shavuot gathering you attend this year! It’s spicy, it’s sweet from the date honey, and can be customized with any of your favorite toppings. Yum!
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Shavuot is definitely not the holiday to go dairy-free on! Traditionally it’s a time to eat cheesecake, cheese platters, and all the dairy your heart can imagine!
The reason for this is because King Solomon, when talking about the Torah, describes it as being sweet like “milk and honey”. And since it’s traditionally believed that G-d gave us the Torah on Shavuot, it’s become tradition to eat milk and honey based things.
So, why not combine both into a pizza this year?!
Tips for making this shavuot spicy date honey pizza:
- You need a good date honey! You can find one here, or here
- The spicier the better in my opinion! Add in spicy pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, crushed red pepper, etc. This really pairs well with the sweetness of the honey!
- Get the kids involved! Make this a family affair, have a competition to see who can make the best pizza, make some great memories this Shavuot revolving around everyone’s favorite food: pizza!
tools you may need:
- Pizza pan
- Parchment paper or silicon baking sheet
- Pizza cutter
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Pizza dough (I used a store bought one, but you could definitely make a home-made one as well)
- Pizza sauce
- About 2-3 cups of Cheese (I did pepper jack, fresh mozzarella, and cheddar-a cup of each)
- Toppings (I used mushrooms because that’s what I had on hand, but jalapenos would be SO good on this!)
- Date honey
- Flour to dust on the counter for rolling
how to make spicy date pizza:
- Preheat your oven according to the pizza dough instructions
- Flour your surface and roll out pizza dough.
- Grease pizza pan and put dough on pan
- Spread sauce on pizza dough
- Sprinkle cheese
- Place on toppings
- Place pizza in the oven according to dough instructions
- After pizza has cooled for 5-10 minutes, drizzle date honey across the top.
Shavuot Spicy Date Honey Pizza
- Pizza Pan
- Rolling Pin
- Pizza Cutter
- 1 pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce based on preference
- 1/3 cup fresh mozzarella
- 1/3 cup pepper jack cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup toppings based on preference
- 1-2 tbsp date honey
- Preheat oven according to dough cooking instructions
- Flour surface and rolling out dough
- Grease pizza pan
- Place rolled out pizza dough on pan
- Spread out sauce on dough with spoon
- Sprinkle all three types of cheese
- Place toppings on top
- Place pizza in the oven and cook according to dough instructions
- After pizza cools 5-10 minutes, drizzle date honey on top
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