Happy Hanukkah! Noodle Kugel

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Noodle Kugel
Noodle Kugel

Let's celebrate those eight crazy nights with some kugel!

My friend Jami has a lovely mom who can cook. Oh vey! She's the best! Her brisket is out of this world, mandel bread, Matzah brei, and Matzo ball soup...so yum! She's definitely my adopted Jewish mom.

Although most celebrate Hanukkah with latkes (potato pancakes), those are best eaten straight out of the hot oil. I decided to make kugel so I could bring it into work!

Note: I baked the kugel last night and these photos are of a cold kugel. The warm kugel will have a different consistency. I like it hot, warm, cool and cold! :) You can make kugel sweet or savory and add all sorts of goodies such as pineapple, raisins and even more dairy products. However, I love Mrs. S recipe and can't imagine it any other way!

Noodle Kugel

"Mrs. S" Special Noodle Kugel Recipe
8 oz. medium noodles
6 eggs
1 lb. (16 oz.) carton cottage cheese, small curd
3 oz. small cream cheese [FYI: A regular brick is 8 oz.]
1/2 pint = 1 cup = 8 oz. container sour cream
1/4 lb. = 1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Handful of cornflake crumbs to thicken the noodle-egg mixture a bit

Cook and drain noodles. Beat eggs well, add rest of the ingredients and beat well. By hand, mix in the drained noodles.

Noodle Kugel

Mix together:
1 cup corn flake crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9 x 13 pan well and add mixture. Sprinkle topping on. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees, uncovered.

Noodle Kugel
And there is even more to celebrate! It's Jami's birthday AND her parent's anniversary today! Happy Birthday Jami!
Happy Anniversary Cyndi and Perry!

Noodle Kugel
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!
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The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I've never had kugel but that looks good!

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

wow! i'd love to try it. my boyfriend's mom makes delicious kasha varnishkes and matzo ball soup, but shes never attempted this one! i'll have to convince her to give this a go

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

happy hanukkah! that looks absolutely delicious!!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That looks delicious. I love baked pasta dishes. For a second I thought you made a crumb cake with noodles!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

Really scrumptious looking! I love that wonderful speciality!

Happy Holidays!



Marie Rayner said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Holidays! Your noodle Kugel looks fabulous! I have never had this, but your photo is telling me I've been really missing out on something special!

Aggie said... [Reply to comment]

That kugel looks delicious!! Have a wonderful holiday Mary!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

wow! i've never heard of this. it looks good :) happy hanukkah!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've never heard of kugel but it has alot of things I like in it. Yours looks really nummy!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I have almost the exact same picture in my draft file. The recipes are so similar it's eerie! I'll post it after Christmas!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

It looks delicious. I think I would even like it cold!

Peabody said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that looks like the ultimate in comofort food!

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my god! I heart you! This is the first Hanukkah recipe I have seen yet! I make kugel every year for the first night. We always make a big traditional dinner on the first night. I usually make it with wet matzo, but this one looks simply great!

Thank you!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

ooohh.. I actually think I can make this .. def have egg noodles in japan... oh...... I MISS NYC... Thinking of you... Happy Holidays..

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

How cool! Never thought you could serve Noodles as dessert :)

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

Your kugel looks wonderful to me!

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

Over here from Threadspotting. My mom makes noodle kugel (even though we are not Jewish) and it's one of my favorite things! She adds apples to her recipe. : )

April said... [Reply to comment]

What a yummy looking kugel! One of my favorites things about working in a synagogue is all the great food.

Maris said... [Reply to comment]

Delish! I love noodle kugel and haven't had it in ages but your pictures are making me want some!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE kugel, and I'm really glad to have a 'mom's specialty' recipe! yum!!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

These look really tasty. Must try.

test it comm said... [Reply to comment]

A sweet baked noodle dish sounds interesting. Bookmarked

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Holidays!! This kugel looks good...I have been wanting to try kugel since I saw it on Dinner Impossible :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love to make this-it looks divine! I love Jewish food too, you just cannot go wrong with it! :D Happy 2009!

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

I hate to admit that I've still never had Kugel. I meant to make it last year, but it is still on the list for this year now. This looks great!

Zoe said... [Reply to comment]

Your kugel looks fantastic, I need to make this asap! Happy Hanukkah!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This looks seriously great. Miss having my friend's mom's kugel.

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