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Break Fast - What to Eat After Fasting

After fasting for a day, as Jews do on days such as Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av, it is best to eat light foods. Enjoy these kosher break fast recipes.

Blintz Souffle (Dairy)
While Jews probably began making blintzes hundreds of years ago in Poland, they only began to use frozen blintzes to make this Blintz Souffle recipe in 20th-century America. When you have a crowd joining you for a dairy meal - such as for Sabbath, Shavuot, or the Nine Days - this easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing Blintz Souffle is the perfect dish to serve.

Blueberry-Topped Noodle Kugel (Dairy)
You've just finished the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast, and your body is begging for something sweet and easy-to-digest. This Blueberry-topped Sweet Noodle Kugel recipe, courtesy of Susan Tanur, is the perfect Yom Kippur Break Fast dish.

Cheese Blintzes (Dairy)
Blintz, which means "pancake" in Ukrainian, is a classic Ashkenazic Jewish food that probably originated in Poland. Blintzes are thin crepe-like pancakes folded around a filling. Cheese blintzes are traditionally served for Shavuot. In this recipe, donated by my mother Chana Shimoni, the blintzes are so delicious that there is no need to fry them after they are filled.

Cottage Cheese Noodle Kugel (Dairy)
This Sweet Dairy Noodle Kugel has old fashioned flavor. It is a great brunch dish, when served with bagels and spreads. It is also the perfect dish to serve at the end of a fast such as Tisha B'Av or Yom Kippur.

Cream Cheese Noodle Koogle (Dairy)
This sweet kugel can be prepared a day in advance and baked the day of the meal. What this kugel lacks in our modern definition of "lightness", it makes up for in old-fashioned Jewish food flavor. Serve with baked salmon and Israeli salad for an easy-to-prepare and satisfying dairy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Crustless Artichoke Quiche (Dairy)
In this Crustless Artichoke Quiche recipe, Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer provide the perfect blend of cheeses, vegetables and spices for a gourmet-tasting treat.

Egg Souffle (Dairy)
This light and cheesy Egg Souffle, which was contributed to us from Atlanta, is perfect for a Sunday family meal. Serve with fresh bagels and fruit salad.

Pasta Bechamel - Creamy Macaroni and Cheese (Dairy)
I had a problem. The boxed Macaroni and Cheese sets contain unhealthy chemicals, and my attempts to make homemade macaroni and cheese were failing because the cheese would get lumpy. My friend Jay Engelmayer, Senior Culinary Lecturer for the Jerusalem Culinary Institute, came to my rescue with this wonderful Pasta Bechamel recipe.

Potato Cheese Bake (Dairy)
Sometimes we like to eat dairy dishes for Sabbath meals during the summer. This Potato Cheese Bake is extremely easy to make, and my children love it. This recipe is also perfect for the Nine Days and Shavuot holiday meal.

Apple Cake (Parve)
What do you get when you cross apples with flour, oil, eggs, sugar and spice? This kosher parve Apple Cake recipe from Ohio caterers Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer. Julie says this recipe is by far their customers' favorite dessert.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Dairy)
This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is one of my mother-in-law's many specialties. And I'm not just saying that to score points! This sweet, moist cake is layered with a chocolate, brown sugar and cinnamon crunch.

Mandelbroit - Traditional Mandel Bread (Pareve)
Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. For classic, rich-tasting mandel bread, follow these directions, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer, EXACTLY as they are written.

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