Beginning and Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

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Honey and apples for Yom Kippur

Recipes for the Yom Kippur Pre- and Break-Fast Meals

It’s once again time for the Jewish High Holidays. On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the start of a new year in the Hebrew Calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar. This means it combines aspects of lunar and solar calendars to keep track of time. 

During Rosh Hashanah, we dip apples in honey to symbolize our hopes for a sweet new year. But it also begins the period known as the Ten Days of Repentance. Yom Kippur is the end of the period as it’s the day when we ask for forgiveness for our sins. 

What is Yom Kippur?

Also known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is the day when we atone for our sins by fasting and refraining from other physical pleasures. The holiday is considered the holiest day of the Jewish year that even the most non observant Jewish people will attend Synagogue for prayer services.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 24, and the fast lasts for 25 hours. During this time, we afflict our souls by abstaining from food and drink.

Before and after the fast, however, we have the traditional pre- and break-fast meals. For the pre-fast meal, we try to eat foods that are easily digestible and provide sustenance for the long 25-hour fasting period. Common foods include chicken, vegetables, and rice.

The break-fast meal typically consists of traditional dairy dishes, like bagels with cream cheese and lox. 

With Dare to Be Different Cauliflower Crumbs, you can enjoy healthy and kosher meals that will help you prepare and break the day of fasting. To help you get ready for Yom Kippur, we’ve pulled a couple of recipes that you can incorporate for a twist to the traditional dishes you know and love.

Breaded chicken with cauliflower crumbs

Keto-Friendly Breaded Chicken

To ensure that everyone can join in on the Yom Kippur pre-fast meal, you can cook up a keto-friendly breaded chicken. As chicken contains no carbs, it is a staple for a keto diet. Our Cauliflower Crumbs are not only keto-friendly and gluten-free, but they are also low in calories. Each of our three varieties contains only 95 calories per serving.


  • 3 large eggs
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 3 1/2 cups D2BD Cauliflower Crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 thin chicken cutlets (about 1 1/2 pounds total)


  1. In a dish, whisk eggs with teaspoon salt; let stand for 5 minutes. In another dish, season flour with 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a third dish, season Cauliflower Crumbs with 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet or other heavy deep skillet, heat oil over medium. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels. Coat in almond flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg (letting excess drip off). Dredge in Cauliflower Crumbs, turning twice and patting to adhere.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Working in batches, add chicken to skillet; cook, gently shaking skillet occasionally, until chicken is browned, about 4 minutes. Turn with tongs; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes more. Drain chicken; season with salt.
Deep fried blintzes

Deep-Fried Blintzes

A deep-fried dish can be a great way to break the fast with something everyone is sure to love. Blintzes are a popular treat with an Ashkenazi Jewish origin and a traditional treat to break the Yom Kippur fast. They are rolled pancakes that are commonly filled with either a sweetened cheese or potato. With Cauliflower Crumbs, you can deep-fry them for a crunchy and delicious start to your break-fast meal.


  • 6 potato blintzes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups D2BD Cauliflower Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sour cream


  1. Prepare a dredge station of three plates. Fill one plate with flour, one plate with eggs and one with Cauliflower Crumbs mixed with Italian seasoning and crushed garlic.
  2. Dust potato blintz in flour. Dredge in egg and then in flavored crumbs.
  3. Heat ½-inch olive oil in a standard frying pan on medium heat.
  4. Place coated blintz into frying pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve with sour cream.

Break the Yom Kippur Fast with Dare to Be Different

Looking to incorporate Dare to Be Different into your Yom Kippur traditions? Head on over to our online store to stock up on delicious Cauliflower Crumbs!

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