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Apple, rhubarb and raisin lokshen kugel

A fruity twist on an old favourite - perfect for a wintery Shabbat pud.

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Serves: 6

Photo: Rick Pushinsky

    Using her Grandma Rose’s recipe, our niece Gillian makes the best lokshen kugel. She serves it on a Friday night and when all the family gathers. I’m sure many people cook and enjoy much-loved dishes that have been handed down by forebears. This recipe, with a heritage that dates back at least four generations to my certain knowledge, is a case in point. As I have noted in many of my recipes, nostalgia adds a flavour that no other ingredient can match.

     

     

     

     

    Method

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

    • Boil the lokshen until just al dente, strain and rinse with cold water.
    • Put the lokshen back into the pan, add the margarine, jam, lemon zest and juice and stir over a low heat until well combined.
    • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
    • Grease a baking dish, pour in the lokshen mixture and smooth the top.
    • Cover the dish with foil, place on the middle shelf of your preheated oven for 1½ hours.
    • Remove the foil and bake for a further 45 minutes until the top of the kugel is well browned and sticky.
    • Take the lokshen kugel out of the oven, sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar and, as Gillian pointed out in the recipe she sent me, all that’s left to do is: ‘Eat the bloody thing!’.
    • Leftovers can be successfully frozen and reheated.

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