Are desserts mentioned in the Bible?
Yes, I know that sounds like a weird question, but, when it comes to food and desserts, my mind wanders. And, when my mind wanders, all sorts of strange things go through my head.
I didn’t really see much about desserts in the Bible. They talk about fruit and nuts and honey. Honey was the closest dessert I could find. What I really thought sounded like a wonderful dessert was manna.
Exodus 16:31 And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Now, that sounds like a wonderful breakfast bread to me! Wafers made with honey? Wow!
Can you imagine what that must’ve been like – finding food on the ground that was left directly by God’s hand? I just think it’s cool and so utterly amazing that it just blows my mind!
I wish I could taste manna. I’ve often been curious about this bread-like food that came from heaven, initially sheltered beneath a layer of dew. I’ve seen frost on the ground a number of times. But, I can only imagine what it must’ve been like to go out and actually gather the frost-like substance which was actually bread that tasted like wafers made with honey.
I enjoy the sweet, sticky taste of honey! The Israelites also made them into cakes. I wonder how those manna honey cakes tasted? The Israelites ate this food for forty years until they came to a settled land.
This sweet food was truly a miracle straight from God.
Can you think of any other sweets mentioned in the Bible?
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13 So it was that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp. 14 And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15 So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.
And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.
7 Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its color like the color of bdellium. 8 The people went about and gathered it, ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar, cooked it in pans, and made cakes of it; and its taste was like the taste of pastry prepared with oil. 9 And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.