About My Boyfriend's Mother's Kugel

Today is my boyfriend's 47th birthday, and in honor of this milestone I thought I would share his mother's kugel recipe, which isn't as good as his grandmother's stuffed cabbage recipe, and definitely not as good as my mother's latke recipe, but I'm not terribly convinced I even like kugel all that much. I mean it's fine, whatever, but I'm not super in love with it or anything, because, I don't know. It's like this mutant side dish/dessert thing that really fucks with my mind, you know? But if you are the kind of person who enjoys a good mind fuck every now and again, I am assured that you'll absolutely LOVE this. So here goes:
  • 1 lb. wide egg noodles

  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (I like half a cup, Seth likes three-quarters; it all depends on how sweet you'd like your kugel to be)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter melted into a 9x13 baking dish
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • Cinnamon and brown sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

Boil the noodles for 4 minutes, which won't cook them all the way through but this is a good thing! Don't worry about it! And then drain them in a colander.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat your eggs well, and then mix in the sour cream, cottage cheese, baking powder, sugar, salt, and optional raisins. (I actually meant to add raisins, but I forgot. Oops.)

And now add the noodles. Stir it good. St-stir it real good.

Pour this mixture into your buttered 9x13 baking dish, sprinkle the top with cinnamon and brown sugar, and then bake that bad boy (or girl, whatever) for 30-45 minutes, until the top is brown and crunchy and the kugel is just set.

Let that sit for another 15-20 minutes or so, and then slice and serve.

Now, there will be a lot of this left over. Like, a whole lot. But don't worry about it! Leftovers can be wrapped and frozen so you can have kugel whenever you want. You know, if you want. Whatever.

Happy 47th birthday, boyfriend!


  1. happy birthday and I dont know what I think of that! :)

  2. you're SUCH a Jew!

    (also, please post stuffed cabbage recipe, because, YUM.)

  3. mg! - he's such an old man!

    sarah - yeah, me neither :)

    tam - the stuffed cabbage recipe will definitely be posted, as soon as the weather cools down enough to make it!

  4. I call shenanigans on 47, but wish him a happy birthday all the same. :)

    Kugel frightens me. I've never known what it is until just now, and I'm concluding that ignorance was bliss afterall. Sweet cottage cheese and noodles? ***brrrrrrr***

  5. 33, 47, really, what's the difference?

    and yeah, total mind fuck.

  6. You're right, your boyfriend IS old. Man is robbing the cradle!