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Recipe: JDate's break the fast egg souffle for Yom Kippur

Photo: Egg souffle to break the Yom Kippur fast from JDate
A light souffle to break the Yom Kippur fast

When you've fasted all day for Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, you don't want your first bites at sundown to sit in your stomach like rocks. That's why the staff of JDate, the Jewish online dating site based in Beverly Hills, likes this light, cheesy souffle, which goes down smoothly and gently.

What's more, this souffle is less delicate than the traditional French versions. For more observant Jews, it can be prepared and fully cooked through before the holiday starts, then warmed up after sundown when the holiday ends.

More holiday recipes: Round challah with figs * Lemon raisin chicken * Plum and honey tart * Persian celebration rice

JDate's break the fast egg souffle

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces or 250 grams) grated cheese
  • 1/2 stick (2 ounces or 60 grams) butter, melted
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces (115 grams) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x9 inch casserole dish.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a bowl, then set aside. Beat eggs, then add all cheeses, butter, onion and mushroom, and mix well. Add flour mixture and mix. Pour into casserole dish, place slices of tomato on top and push in slightly. Sprinkle with parsley. Bake 40 minutes and serve warm.