Noodle Kugel Recipe
Have you ever tasted Noodle Kugel? This delightful dish is a staple during Jewish holidays and features egg noodles baked in a luscious custard. Its make-ahead capability and convenience make it an ideal choice for serving at large family gatherings.
Similar to my experimentation with other international cuisines, this rendition of noodle kugel may not be flawlessly authentic. However, I find it to be a delightful and tasty spin on the classic recipe, and I am enthusiastic about broadening my culinary horizons.
What’s Kugel, and When Should You Serve It?
Noodle kugel is a widely cherished dish in Jewish culture, particularly on festive occasions. This delectable dish is equally enjoyed on any Sabbath or Hanukkah as well.
It is believed to have originated in Central and Eastern Europe. Its name is derived from the German term “kugel,” which means “ball” or “sphere.” The dish is usually made with egg noodles, which were brought to the region by German-speaking Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries.
With time, noodle kugel has become a well-known dish for Jewish holidays and festive events. In the United States, it has become a staple of Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine and is frequently served during Passover, Hanukkah, and other celebrations.
Although noodle kugel recipes may differ,
they usually contain ingredients such as egg noodles, eggs, sugar, milk or sour cream, and cinnamon. Some recipes may also include raisins, apples, or other fruits.
The dish is commonly baked in a bundt pan or casserole dish and served warm as a dessert or side dish.
Preheat the oven
to 350°F (180°C).
Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions until al dente.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the noodles with the melted butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins (if using). Mix well.
Pour the noodle mixture into a greased 23×33 cm (9×13 inch) baking dish.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the kugel is golden brown and set in the middle.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!