Baking A Dessert...With Noodles? | Serving Up Science

May 30, 2018

Yes, you read that right. Noodles. Last week you heard science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum make Posole. This week, WKAR's Karel Vega tries his hand at a classic jewish dessert made with cottage cheese and noodles. In part 2 of their recipe exchange, Karel steps outside of his comfort zone, and finds himself pleasantly surprised with the results.   


Kugel Recipe via Smitten Kitchen

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 pounds full-fat cottage cheese, creamed or large curd
  • 2 sticks (1 cup or 8 ounces) melted unsalted butter or margarine  
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Dash of salt  

STEPS:

  1. Preheat oven, and parboil noodles (5-7 minutes)
  2. In a very large bowl beat eggs until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, then the cottage cheese, margarine or butter and vanilla. Stir in the drained noodles.  
  3. Pour into a 9×13-inch pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until kugel is set.