A perennial favorite, creamy cheese blintzes are often arranged on Shavuot plates to resemble the Jewish Law: placed side by side, they look like the Tablets given to Moses on Mount Sinai. Or like an unfurled scroll, the Torah.
The seasonal compote here, uncooked to retain the flowery freshness of the berry trio, partners perfectly with the rich, dairy blintzes.
If you want to serve the blintzes as Tablets, arrange them atop a puddle of the compote and sprinkle five tiny parallel lines of cinnamon over each, in imitation of the Ten Commandments.
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