The cheesecake-like custard of the classic kugel gets a twist with the handfuls of buttery white chocolate.
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The classic kugel gets a twist with the handfuls of buttery white chocolate.
Schmaltz is a Jewish deli in Naperville, serving great pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, potato pancakes, homemade soup, noodle kugel and cookies.
Kugel is a noodle pudding that can be sweet or savory and is often served with the Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur meal. This version is sweet, with lots of cinnamon and raisins, making it the perfect breakfast (and break fast) dish.
Kugel is a noodle pudding that can be sweet or savory.
While I didn't grow up eating noodle kugel, potato kugel was always a staple at our house. My mother once said that if she could eat one thing every day, she would gladly eat potato kugel. I don't disagree. A hearty mix of potatoes, onion, and eggs, folded with some flour, makes for a substantive and filling meal.
Arthur "The Food Maven" Schwartz has written many, many wonderful cookbooks, including Jewish Home Cooking,. In this recipe for potato kugel (which he said he's planning to make for this year's Passover Seder) his secret to a fluffy, non-gluey batch is using an inordinate number of eggs. That and using Russet potatoes. "The ticket to kugel lightness," he swears.
[Photograph: Robyn Lee] I'm going to 'fess up here. I don't fast the way you're supposed to on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of repentance that begins on Sunday night. Not that I don't have plenty to repent for—it's just that I've decided to repent while eating. But even though I don't fast I still look forward to a traditional (or even untraditional) Break Fast meal. On Monday night we were invited to break the fast with some good friends of ours who live in our apartment building. They'll have a fantastic platter of smoked fish, bagels, and cream cheese, which is the traditional break fast meal in my experience. But to kick it up a notch, Jewish-style, we're...
Words by Arthur Schwartz | This is the noodle pudding my maternal grandmother, Elise Binder Sonkin, made to break the fast on Yom Kippur. We ate it only that one time during the whole year. So rich, it is certainly...
Kugel always had a place on the table at holiday meals while I was growing up, not only as a side dish but also as a source of entertainment. This seemingly simple casserole was an endless topic of debate. Which...