We called her Bubbie; that's a Jewish term for grandma. But she was my definition of an authentic, from scratch, chef who always awed her guests at every meal.
I, personally, love to cook and I feel have grown such a passion for it since Bubbie passed away a few years ago. Family is so important to me that I wanted to carry on her wonderful, traditional recipes.
My favorite of Bubbie's cooking was her sweet noodle kugel. While I am still trying to live up to her cooking perfection, whenever my mom cooks Bubbie's Kugel recipe for our family, she seems to replicate her mom's recipe pretty darn well.
Incase you're still wondering what kugel even is, let me give you a quick definition. It is a sweet pudding made up of noodles or potatoes. Noodles are my favorite!
I remember the first time Bubbie made this kugel recipe (at least as far as I can think back to).
I was five years old, sitting in my Bubbie and Zayde's (what I call my grandpa) deep blue carpeted dining room on my dad's lap, celebrating Rosh Hashanah (the start of the Jewish new year), with my extended family. Getting together on the Jewish holidays and eating Bubbie's home cooked delights was a family tradition for many, many years.
It wasn't until about 10 years later that I asked my mom for her recipe. Now that I know what's actually in Bubbie's Kugel, I have a hard time eating it as frequently as I'd like to, but it's still a great treat for holiday celebrations.
This is definitely not the healthiest of recipes. In fact, it is so far from the definition of healthy, I'm almost afraid to share it with you on my supposed "health" blog. But hey, everyone deserves a cheat day to treat themselves, right?
If you are planning a party with friends or celebrating a holiday, I promise you that people will fall for this recipe and be asking you for it!
Since I have not altered her recipe yet, I cannot offer suggestions, but if you're feeling adventurous, I'd love to know your healthy alterations to Bubbie's recipe!
- 1 quart buttermilk
- 4 eggs
- 1 package medium width noodles
- ½ cup sugar
- Dash of salt
- 1 stick margarine
Boil noodles. Do not rinse. Add all above ingredients to noodles.
Put in 9 x 13 greased dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup corn flakes – crushed
- ½ stick melted margarine
Mix all above ingredients together. After 45 minutes of baking, add above as topping. Return to oven for 25 more minutes (uncovered).