What’s the best part of fasting on Yom Kippur? Well, BREAK-ing the fast of course! Most American Ashkenazi Jews I know break the fast with bagels, lox, cream cheese, orange juice and other treats, such as cucumber salad or noodle kugel.
I also like changing things up and making a spinach quiche and cheesecake! Here are a few ideas for your break-fast from our favorite recipes.
Wishing everyone a sweet new year, an easy fast and a meaningful holiday!
Everyone loves a good bagel spread for most occasions, but especially to break the fast at the end of Yom Kippur. I love putting together a platter of thinly sliced red onions, capers, cucumbers and tomatoes to top my glorious bagel.
But what if you want to do something a little different for your break-fast!? How about making some custom cream cheese flavors!
I am partial to savory cream cheese flavors such as this Herbed Cream Cheese from Tyler Florence or this Vegetable Cream Cheese from Ina Garten. But you could also go a sweeter route with this Cinnamon Raisin and Toasted Nut Cream Cheese.
You can even add a few teaspoons of your favorite jam for a fruity cream cheese spread. Top with fresh fruit for a complete sweet bagel treat!
Or you can go a little wild and try my recipe for Chipotle Cream Cheese. Feel free to add more or less chipotle depending on your tastes.
2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1-2 Tbsp chipotle in adobe (depending on your tastes), minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
In a mixing bowl, combine minced chipotle and liquid, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add softened cream cheese and mix until combined thoroughly. Serve with fresh bagels and sliced avocado.