The most important day in Judaism, Yom Kippur was the day the High Priest made an atonement sacrifice to reconcile the sins of the people. In the Old Testament, a blood sacrifice was offered to God, and then a goat was set free into the wilderness. This “scapegoat” symbolically carried away the sins of the people.
After fasting 25 hours leading up to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), a sweet way to break the fast would be a cherry kugel, most welcome after a fast, and easy as well.
Cherry Sweet Noodle Kugel
16 ounces (500 grams) wide noodles
4 eggs, beaten
½ cup (125 grams) sugar
4 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
16 ounces (500 grams) cottage cheese
1 large can of cherry pie filling
Boil the noodles as package directs. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Add butter to drained noodles and stir well.
Add beaten eggs, sugar, cottage cheese and stir. Mixture should be creamy, not dry.
Place in a large greased casserole dish.
Bake uncovered, at 350F (175C) for 45 minutes.
Cover the top with the filling and bake for another 15 minutes.
Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Try this succulent dessert, rich in flavour, rich in tradition.