Friday, March 27, 2009

Flahsback Fridays!

It's a lot of fun joining Suzy from the Kitchen Bouquet blog every week on her Flashback Fridays! I love going through my old recipes, ones that bring back lots of great memories! This one in particular. Noodle Kugel. This one is sweet. and has absolutely no raisins. but feel free to adapt it any way you want, chopped apricots are nice, too, if you like them. I like my kugel plain. Although my grandma always made it with raisins. Plump, golden ones, even worse than the dried out brown ones :)

I really don't like raisins. but I totally adored my grandma. This is how she made it for me. No raisins. Probably the same recipe as everyone else's grandma, give or take a raisin :)

Noodle Kugel

1 pound wide noodles
1 lb cottage cheese
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz whipped cream cheese
1/4 pound melted butter

1/2 box cornflakes
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar

Boil noodles in a big pot of water until tender and drain (don't over cook them!) Rinse the noodles in cold water. Butter a large baking pan and pour in the egg noddles.
Beat eggs and sugar, and then add the cream cheese and everything else. Pour the mixture over the noodles and stir it in.

Crumble the topping together, and sprinkle it over the noodle kugel. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


  1. Carol, yum, I've never had, but think I would like. I'm with you on the raisins! I can tell your Grandma was special.

  2. Carol, I have never heard of this before... try to say 'Noodle Kugel' fast three timnes ! lol I love old recipes, they are usually the best!

  3. Count me in the crowd who has never had this treat. I can imagine it's wonderful though. I'm glad you flashed back to happy days with Grandma!

  4. Carol, I've never heard of noodle kugel ... sounds tasty and interesting. And especially special since it's your grandma's. I love the big plum golden raisins.

  5. I've never tried noodles in a dessert! sounds amzing! is this a jewish recipe?

  6. I also in the no raisin camp! The cornflake topping sounds wonderful. I love these family recipes!

  7. I love family recipes too...they mean more when they are passed down or memories of our childhoods.

    I'll take raisins in my piece ;)

  8. I LOVE raisins! Keep the vegetables and fish, give me the raisins!

    I have had Kugel...long time ago...
    I will try this sometime...and just to be ornery, I am putting in lots of raisins, how about choc chips??

  9. burpandslurp, yes, Jewish, from Yiddish, maybe for pudding? Try it, it's a nice dessert. Sweet and the topping is great!

    Barb, wouldn't you know, I did say it fast 3 times, LOL!

    Jayne, my nana was awesome! I'm smiling now thinking about her shenanigans in the kitchen! She was a hoot.

    So now I know who to send my raisins to Marsha, Cynthia and Kathleen! Susan, I'll stick with you :)

    Kathleen, chocolate chips, never thought of it. That sounds excellent!

    Suzy, I love your flashback fridays!

  10. This looks so yummy Carol. I hate the raisins too. My grandma made it without as well. I haven't had this in decades. Oh the calories and fat!

  11. Carol, sounds good! Never had it. It's nice to have special grandmother memories :-)

  12. I've never had noodle kugel, but it's been on my list of things to try for some time. Thanks for sharing!

  13. A sweet noodle dessert sounds good.

  14. Thank you, Carol, for giving me this link. My husband and I are just looking at it and it looks really good. If I had the ingredients I would make it today. The kugel I was mentioning was extremely creamy ~ too creamy even to cut and so eaten with a spoon. Oh, would I like to ask the shop for the recipe. It is a bowl of heaven :)


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