(I had the idea this week to make fondant figures with the kids and then make Har Sinai out of chocolate meringue, actually a pavlova recipe. I’m using the fondant figures to do a stop action synopsis of the parsha.)
In this week’s parsha, Moshe comes down from Har Sinai to find the people worshiping an idol, the Eigel HaZahav:
Moshe broke the Luchot and destroyed the Eigel.
Moshe then prepares a second set of Luchot and ascends Har Sinai again. (BTW, the Luchot were not rounded on top, according to tradition)
Moshe’s face is so radiant that he must cover his face with a veil.
This is also the parsha which talks about the half shekel (and here is something interesting about this).
Har Sinai is really just Nigella’s Chocolate Pavlova, made into a mountain. Actually, I cut the recipe down because we can’t eat so much, but it would work at any size.
Update: this worked really, really well as a parsha project with the kids. It really got my son talking about the parsha at the Shabbos table. Also, it was delicious.
Previous Parsha Projects:
Parshat Tetzaveh Jello Choshen (plus stained glass cookies)
Parshat Yitro (Luchot cake)
Shabbat Shira (cake showing Krias Yam Suf)
Parshat Bo (cake showing Rosh Chodesh and last three makot)