With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Velvet Noodle Pudding with Keri Jill

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Velvet Noodle Pudding with Keri Jill

Keri stayed overnight a few days ago and after she requested and ate a plateful of pancakes we tried a recipe I have been wanting to make for a very long time.
My brother-in-law, George would occasionally take us to dinner at a nearby Jewish Delicatessen that serves the very best Kugel.  It is so, so creamy. Just like a cheesecake.

I have searched many recipes and just can't seem to find one like it.  There are versions that include sour cream and/or cottage cheese. I decided to try a recipe in a cookbook that has been sitting in my Hoosier.  Keri and I got busy right after breakfast making it.

It was very good!
not nearly as creamy as what I was hoping.
So... I tried again.
I kept all of the measurements the same but halved the amount of noodles.
still not like the kugel from the delicatessen.
Seriously, their kugel is heavenly!
We love this recipe and maybe somewhere down the line I will discover the creamiest version ever!
For now, this will bring on the smiles.
Velvet Noodle Pudding
from: Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook
by Doralee Patinkin Rubin
1/4 pound butter, melted
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semi-broad noodles (cooked according to directions on package, drained, and rinsed with cold water)

1 cup crushed corn flakes
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a food processor or electric mixer, blend butter, cream cheese and eggs. Add sugar, milk and vanilla. Blend well. Transfer to a large bowl and add the cooked noodles. Blend. Pour into a greased oven-to-table 8 1/2 x 11-inch serving dish.

3. Combine topping ingredients and spread over noodles. Bake for 1 hour.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

NOTES for my altered version:

  • I reduced the amount of noodles to 4 ounces.
  • Not sure if it helped but used a water bath to bake.


Beth said...

Keri is just lovely!
I love trying to recreate a favorite recipe. It's so great when you finally get it right!

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh that looks good, Lorraine. Your helper is just adorable! Don't you love working with those little hands helping you? xoo Diana

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Visiting from Maple Lane, Mildred spoke so kindly of your blog.

What a delightful blog and to see you love the lord first and foremost.

HOW awesome it is to have your own personal chef visiting and I can see you both had such a good time in the kitchen. Having a KCP (kitchen cooking partner) always makes each dish taste more delicious, as so much love is added to each dish. THIS one looooooks outstanding, like a slice of cheesecake and your photography it outstanding too. That is what I thought it was at first. I think I will be trying this when family comes to visit and will take your advise and go half on the noodles.

GOD bless you and yours and keep you all safe!

Maryann said...

I do enjoy looking at your lovely creations even though I may not cook each one...this one sounds delicious

MIRJANA(Ruza123) said...

Looks delicious and intresting !!
I never tried somting like this one before

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, that looks lush! Your little granddaughter is a sweetheart, too.

So it was STILL not as good as the one in the deli? Keep trying, will you? Maybe they use ricotta cheese. When you get it as good as the deli, let us know, okay?

Take care. Susan

Ann said...

I've never heard of noodle pudding. Looks good and I bet you and your little assistant had a great time in the kitchen too

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Oh, how I would love to help you eat the leftovers. I wouldn't know how it was supposed to taste, however. Have only read about it in cookbooks.

Cutest little helper you have. What a blessing!

Sandy said...

This is one I will just have to give a try. Looks wonderful. I wish I had such a pretty little helper in my kitchen! =o)

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh my word, that looks delicious Lorraine! And your little helper Keri Jill is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing all that you do. Blessings, ~mari

podso said...

My that looks delicious and sounds good. I've made something similar, but this looks ever better... thanks!

Honey at 2805 said...

She is precious! Thank you for sharing her and the recipe at Potpourri Friday!

Julie said...

That face says it all! She's such a cutie. These are the times she'll remember spending with you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Somehow I can't get past the photo of that gorgeous, exuberant smile :) I have a kugel recipe from one of our gourmet group recipes years ago that I still make. Although not as creamy as the one you've described, we love it. This one sounds delicious too!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

The photos are priceless! (swoon) I have never had anything like this dish - very tempting!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

that looks wonderful...you have such a beautiful blog...so happy to find it..Will add it to my sidebar

Carol said...

Looks so good! I remember you were trying to duplicate it. I hope you find it, I'd like to try creamy. Your helper is adorable!

Kathleen said...

Your gdau looks so much like you! Adorable!
That looks so good! I have never made it. Some day.
I would love to try it!

kitty said...

What an adorable little kitchen helper!! The photo of your kugel looks wonderful. I've never made kugel, but I'd love to try a piece of yours.

Jacqueline said...

What a different dish! Sounds delicious and those of us who haven't tried the original wouldn't know. She is absolutely adorable!

athriftyfoodie said...

mmm delicious. and aborable children!

Jessie.G said...

Hummm it must be delicious! Thank you for the recipe !

Noelle said...

Very interesting dessert! I love your pictures.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love this dish as well. My sister-in-law is Jewish and she makes this dish BUT won't share the recipe!!! Yours looks different than hers but just as yummy!!! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Terri @ that's some good cookin' said...

This looks beautiful. I have read recipes for kugel, but couldn't quite imagine it. Thank you for the beautiful photos; my brain is going "ohhhh, I get it now." There is a blog called "Shiksa in the Kitchen" by Tory. She is Jewish and may be able to help you find the recipe for which you are looking. You blog is beautiful, by the way!

Cheryl said...

This Looks Delish ! Your blog is AWESOME and your little helper is adorable and your kitchen looks amazing - have a GREAT weekend : )

Patrice said...

I've never heard of that dish!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like you gals had fun. If this is anything like rice pudding, it's gotta be good. My mother-in-law used to save spaghetti noodles and the next morning, would serve them with a bit of butter, cinnamon and sugar for breakfast. I had never tried it before but was actually quite tasty. :) Happy day to you, Tammy

Maria said...

Lorraine - thanks so much for stopping by, how fun that you live in South Jersey too! We used to live in Haddonfield, but moved down to the Swedesboro area in the summer. I've loved looking through your blog too, and I'm your newest follower!

Kat said...

This sounds so delicious! I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow,I've always been searching for a sweet nodle recipe! :)

Petra said...

Totally cute and delicious!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm not sure what I like best, that adorable delighted face or that creamy looking dessert! Bravo Lorraine...

Elisabeth Andrée said...

Hello LDH,
What a lovely website you have, so full of creativity. For a first time visitor it is almost to much - in a good way:) I like your pictures!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words:)
Hope you have a great day.
Elisabeth Andrée

Maple Lane said...

I've never tasted this dish before but it sounds delicious. Little Keri Jill is so sweet and she seems to love the kitchen as much as you do!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Judging by the pleased expression on Kerri Jill's face thsi kugel was a winner! It looked wonderfully creamy.

Six Sisters said...

This looks amazing and your helper is very cute!!! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

Kristi said...

I love this!! It's been years since I've had a good Noodle Kugel. Had to feature it at this weeks Mop It Up Mondays! Thanks so much for linking up. Would be delighted for you to stop by again!


~*~The Family~*~ said...

We just made this and it was so, so, so good! We posted about it on our blog and linked back to yours. Thanks for the recipe, I think it will become a family favorite :)


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