I loved kugel from the moment I first tasted it. Sweet, rich, and not too heavy, it was divine. So when I heard about the young adult Shabbat potluck coming up, I decided it would be a good dish to bring. Classically Jewish, simple to make. But, never having made it before, I didn’t want my first run to be for the potluck. No one likes retrieving their dish to find it untouched, especially when you’re the newbie.
So I decided to make a test run. I selected an apricot kugel recipe from one of my favorite online recipe collections, allrecipes.com. The hardest part was boiling the noodles, and an hour later, I was sampling the goods.
And boy, is it tastey. I feel very Ashkenazic today. My mom hates cottage cheese, though, and I should probably not eat the entire casserole dish of kugel myself. I think I might share at work.