Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cheesecake Kugel

Shavuot is the festival when we eat dairy foods......(this is one of Nigella Lawson's recipes - delicious!)

250g fine noodles, vermicelli or angel's hair
100g butter
4 large eggs
200g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch salt
500g cottage cheese

Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/170C.

Cook the noodles and set aside. I try and get the proper lokshen for this, which are shorter strands of very, very fine noodles. Melt the butter and let it cool slightly.

Beat the eggs.

Combine the warm or cooled, but not hot, melted butter with the sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt and cottage cheese. Add the noodles and mix well.

Pour into a large rectangular pan and bake for approx 45 minutes until the top is just golden where the buttery threads of pasta have caught in the heat. Let cool a little before cutting and serving.