Friday, September 17, 2010

Kugel Redux for Yom Kippur

I have not been posting has been a very busy time. One son back at University the other started his senior year of High School. Husband back to Brussels. Lots of chaos really. I am back to cooking for just the two of us and it is not all that exciting the weather cools, I hope to be posting more often.

I have noticed a lot of traffic to my kugel post from last year so I thought I would re-post it! Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur...the Jewish Day of Atonement. We fast for this holiday from sundown tonight until sundown tomorrow and then some people have a light traditional dairy meal to break the fast.
There will be bagels and lox and salads but for us there also this kugel. It is delicious...not too heavy and goes a long way.
To all who celebrate...I wish you an easy fast! And to those who do not I wish you all peace...

Why I only make this recipe once or twice a year during the Jewish holidays I do not know. It is really a great recipe to make for brunch or a light lunch ,or dinner. It is not too sweet and just delicious. We usually serve this at our Yom Kippur break the fast dinner which consists of bagels, and lox, and lots of salads...this is sweet but it is not dessert. You could of course serve it as dessert. It is delicious piping hot straight from the oven. The top becomes brown and crisp and the inside creamy. It is also very good reheated and can be frozen as well. I adapted this recipe from one I got on a cooking message board I frequent. This is bakinfool's Mom's Famous Noodle Kugel

Famous Noodle Kugel
1 pound Wide Egg Noodles
2 cups Sour Cream
16 oz. container Cottage Cheese
6 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 stick Butter
2 tsp Vanilla
splash of Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 350, grease a 13 by 9 baking dish
cook noodles, drain well
combine sour cream, cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar
melted butter and vanilla, mix well
add the lemon juice, mix well
stir in the noodles, pour into prepared pan
sprinkle the top with cinnamon
bake for 1hr 15 min

optional - Add 1/2 cup raisins and/ or one diced peeled apple
While you can use reduced fat sour cream and cottage cheese, I think this is really best with
full fat. Do not use non fat sour cream or cottage cheese.

This recipe also halves very nicely.


  1. It never loses it's beauty:)
    I hope you don't get too lonely..

    Thank you for tasking the time to share with us.I hope your holiday is good.

  2. I've never had a kugel, but this one with grated apple sounds delish!

    L'shanah tovah~

  3. Thanks you my friends...
    Lizzie this makes a nice brunch dish as well...
    Your crew may really like it...
    try it as written first...plain .
    It is really killer!

  4. Linda......This looks good. I have a variety of Kugel's I've made but after I tried this one it is the best.I think that we ate the whole thing in one day.......:-) Wishing you and your Family a great Holiday!

  5. Oh wow, I think I could convert just for this recipe.

  6. Looks yummy Linda! I'm making my mom's recipe in a few hours for tomorrow......very similar except I add crushed corn flake on top.

  7. it looks wonderful! as busy as you are, wishing you a happy holiday.

  8. It is comfort food, so inviting. You sound tired, Linda ... I hope you are keeping well.

    Gmar Chatimah Tova.


  9. Yum! Maybe I've made this before? I thought it was Ernie's recipe I used, but perhaps it was this one? I just don't know. But I do know I will be printing and making this one soon.

    I hope you won't be too lonely too! I've done stints with my husband traveling for long periods of time, and it's not fun.

  10. I am intrigued...goes on my list

  11. I've never had a kugel, Linda. I'm thinking it is a bit like a rice pudding but with noodles instead of rice?? Sorry for being so kugel-ignorant!

    I think of you often, my friend. Hope all is well. I'm looking forward to cooler weather, as well!

  12. Yum, this is my idea of true comfort food. And I know that my family would love it. I'll try it just as you've written it.

  13. Ahhhh is not like rice pudding. It is not dessert if that makes sense...I really can not describe it. It is basically a custard base that contains sour cream and cottage cheese and eggs..
    and of course noodles. But there are also potato kugels and savory kugels and kugels that do not contain any dairy but are still sweet and are eaten with roasted chicken or brisket...
    I added an extra egg to mine this year and it was incredibly light and delicious...
    Try it some time...knowing you , I know you will like it!
    You would find this a good brunch dish...

  14. It does look similar to mine. Wish I could have yours!

  15. Oooh - now I have to try it! I'll make a pared down version of it. Now do you eat this with the main meal since it's not dessert? I'm confused but intrigued!

  16. Linda, when I was growing up I had a friend whose mother made the worst kugel ever (can you say noodle glue?). I loved her mom but dreaded when she cooked!! It wasn't until I grew up and came to NYC that I found kugels could be wonderful... yours is a great recipe ... so creamy good the way it's supposed to be.

  17. Linda, this reminds me of the first kugel I ever tasted--it was a revelation. It looked like noodle casserole. But NO. It was wonderful.

    Thanks for this recipe!

    P.S. When are you coming to Brussels?

  18. I'm going to the store this weekend to purchase everything for this dish, LOOKS amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!


    Jaime and Jen DISH

  19. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    Hope you enjoy this dish Jaime and Jen! Brussels for me this year.

  20. I grew up eating Mrs. Rosenberg's Noodle Kugel which I make now with apples and cinnamon. Gorgeous! I've never made a dairy (cottage cheese or other) noodle kugel but yours is so tempting, mouthwatering I may just have to break my habits and make one of these. Just simply a thing of beauty!

  21. Thank you!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  22. I made this for the first time tonight, and just have to say that it is *amazing*! Absolutely delicious and a big hit (my mother ate four helpings at dinner, and it wasn't even the main course)! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  23. Ruth I am sorry ...I just now saw this. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  24. We always used 1/2 cup golden raisins in this dish. . . Yummy!