Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday..."N" as in NOODLE

 It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This week we are studying the letter "N" as in NOODLE Kugel.  I decided this would be the perfect time to try the Killer Kugel recipe by Kathy Levine from the How To Cook Like A Jewish Grandmother Cookbook that I received from Ann in the Secret Santa Swap.

I ran out to the store this morning and bought the ingredients just so I could make it for you.  It's still hot from the oven as I type.

I would serve this Kugel as either a side dish or a dessert.  It's obviously very good for you because it calls for just a little bit of nonstick cooking spray. :)  I would never want to use a lot and make this dish unhealthy for you.

Killer Kugel

1 lb. fine egg noodles
1 lb. cottage cheese
1/2 lb. cream cheese, softened
1 quart milk
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 stick butter, melted
Nonstick cooking spray
Graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sugar

Boil noodles al dente and drain. In a large bowl mix cheeses and milk.  Add noodles, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and raisins.  Stir well, then add butter and stir again.  (I didn't have a big enough bowl, so I used a large pot to mix everything together.)

Pour into nonstick pan with a touch of nonstick cooking spray in it.  Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until golden bubbly, but firm to the cut.  Let cool a bit before cutting into squares and serving.  Serve hot or cold.  If there is too much for one pan, bake the extra in muffin tins, but remember to adjust the cooking time down to only 15-20 minutes for them.  Serves 4-6.  (It's so rich...I would say it serves 10.)

Note:  I put mine in a 9 x 13 inch glass pan.  I didn't have a non-stick one.  There was enough left over for a small casserole dish too.  I cooked the small one for about 20 minutes and the large one for 50 minutes.  I stuck a steak knife in the middle and when it came out clean I considered it done.

In the interest of science I immediately ate the small one. was very rich and very good!

Here's the large one.  The picture is a little blurry...sorry.

Now head over to Ms. Jenny's so you can visit some more Alphabe-Thursday posts!


  1. Looks delicious. Great N word

  2. My grandmother used to make Kugel, I'll have to give it a try!

  3. Oh my! It sure does look good!

  4. Betty - to be honest I have never heard of it - but it does look good - what nationality is that?


  5. I have been dying to make a kugel. This looks like the one I will finally make.

  6. A new noodle recipe to try, thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh yumm! Thank you for sharing this one.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  8. Reminds me of something my Jewish mom used to cook when we were little. Looks delicious...thanks for baking it for us!

  9. Cool! I never knew that you could make sweet noodles.

  10. That's a really cool noodle recipe..never heard about baking noodles.

  11. Hi Betty,

    Your dish looks delicious and perfect for our letter this week. Blessings to you.

  12. I had a feeling reading noodle that opening this at lunch time might not be such a wise idea...hush tummy...hush....!

  13. mouthwatering recipe...can't wait to try it. excellent choice for letter N.

    Have a nice day... ;-)

  14. Oh, wow. Does that ever look good!


  15. I have heard of this dish but was unsure I'd like it. It turned out looking real good!~Ames.

  16. It looks yummy, Betty! I love Kugal, but haven't had it in years.

  17. Is that a sweet noodle dish? Looks yummy.

  18. Betty, oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

    I'm on a soft food diet for a few more days and this actually made me drool.

    I am definitely going to try this when my mouth heals AND I have a kitchen again someday!

    Thanks for linking up.



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