18.04.2011 14.Nisan, 5771
Kugel appears on the table more often on Pessah than during the rest of the year, perhaps because it is much easier to make than other desserts.
One of my favorite Pessah treats is a sweet kugel. Call it pashtida, baked pudding or casserole, on Pessah it’s usually a baked, matza-based dish. Somehow kugels appear on the table more often on Pessah than during the rest of the year, perhaps because they are much easier to make than other Pessah desserts like sponge cakes and meringues. Besides, kugels can play an additional role in the menu; they are popular as side dishes in some households.
“Kugel,” wrote Matthew Goodman, author of Jewish Food, “is a perfect example of how a delicious, nutritious food can be created from a proper mixture of inexpensive ingredients, and as such it’s long been one of the staples of Ashkenazic cookery.”…