Intro: Bread Kugel
Kugel is an Eastern European casserole. We grew up with a a noodle version. It's also popular with potato. I've never heard of Kugel being made with bread.
Love Bread Pudding? This dish is a bread pudding where ricotta is substituted for the sugar.
---here's my bread pudding
Simple Dish. Yes! Next step shows ingredients...
Step 1: Ingredients
For a 9" x 9" baking pan here's what I used:
- Eggs (6)
- Milk (1/2c)
- Bread (1/2 loaf) - old bread is perfect. Figure enough bread cubed to come to the top of the pan
- Ricotta (15 oz) - that's one small container
- Spices - pinch of basil, white pepper, black pepper, taco seasoning, salt. Flavor as though you are seasoning any egg dish.
---yes, I regularly use taco seasoning. It's a mix of chili , cumin, garlic, onion, paprika... basically all good things
Step 2: Egg Mix
Step 3: Mix in Pan
In a greased baking pan add your mix. I allow the mix to soak into the bread as the oven preheats to 350 deg.
Step 4: Bake + Serve
Baking Instructions. Place the dish in the oven at 350 deg. Immediately turn down to 300. Allow to bake for 45-60min or until top starts to brown (as you would a quiche). I finished the bake with high broil for 2-3 min.
Serve. Allow to settle a few min. Allow more time if you want pieces to hold their shape.
Enjoy! Hope you found this useful and an easy way to use ingredients that may be coming near their expiration.
Thanks for reading! Jeff
Check out my adaptation of Chef Paul's Bread Pudding