Tisha B'av

The Break-Fast Roundup That Covers All The Bases

Kosher.com Staff July 26, 2023

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It’s really not about the menu and all about the meaning of the day we are fasting. Inevitably though, when its over, we gotta eat. And that means someone has to make food. Whether you like to keep it light and wholesome, hot and cheesy, or simply need a pastry with your coffee, this menu really encapsulates it all, with many options that are basic and simple enough to make when you are running on subpar energy levels. Wishing you all an easy and meaningful fast!

1. No-Grease Everything Knots by Esther Deutsch

I love that these garlic knots are not coated with oil. Instead they are washed with egg yolk for maximum crispiness. These knots are super addictive, so when you keep reaching for one after another, you’ll be pleased that they won’t leave a greasy residue on your hands.

It was my nine-year-old daughter’s idea to call these knots “everything” instead of just “garlic” knots. She reasoned that even though these knots are seasoned with minced garlic, there are many other spices and herbs that are added as well. Thank you, Dina, for a great recipe title!

2. Roasted Chestnut and Mushroom Soup by Celeste Hackel

3. Lemon-Butter Tilapia Bites by Rivky Kleiman

A buttery-soft fabulous finger food.

4. Dairy Ratatouille Pasta by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

This ratatouille recipe is a family favorite. I got it from my father, who got it from his mother. There have been some tweaks along the way, and boy is it delicious! You can also serve it with instant couscous.

Because veggies quiet my conscience when serving pasta for dinner.

5. Garlic Confit Eggplant “Pizzas” by Faigy Murray

You’ll definitely want to double, maybe even triple, this recipe for your guests. The crunchy coated outside and soft eggplant inside topped with the garlic confit is utter perfection, and it will have your friends and family taking just one more….

6. Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad with Croutons by Estee Kafra

7. Watermelon Feta Salad by Esther Deutsch

8. Zucchini Shakshuka by Nechama Norman

Fun Facts: Dark zucchini is the most nutrient-dense of the summer squash varieties, and those that are small to medium will pack the most flavor. Zucchinis were brought to the United States by the Italians in the 1920s.

9. Marble Pound Cake by Estee Kafra

The coffee adds a rich intensity to the chocolate flavour. This cake is so simple to throw together and is always a family favourite! In fact, it’s so easy to make, I think it will become your favourite as well.

10. Kokosh Cake or Buns from the Nitra Cookbook

Whether you make this into buns or a kokosh cake, you won’t be sorry! The dough rolls out like a dream, so smooth and soft. Any filling can be used, so tailor it to your family’s palate. The end result is a fabulous, moist dessert that won’t last very long on your kitchen counter!