Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! Jersey Style Noodle Pudding

What a wildly busy, wonderfully successful, and sleepless weekend I had just a few days ago!  I know this is Tuesday but speaking of yesterday.....Have you ever been THANKFUL that it was a Monday??  I was so excited about Monday being here I could hardly stand it.  The previous 7 day week was so jam-packed  and busy that I was standing on my tip-toes trying to see the beginning days of the next week so I could schedule a few hours of down-time.  Please don't mis-understand!!  I love to be busy!  As long as I can have some Jason time mixed in there once in a while I'm good.  It's the times that we've all had where you turn around and can't remember when you read a book, watched a movie, a ball game, listened to some music or had an adult beverage that life starts to get to you.

This week's post is a dish that until recently, I have never had the pleasure of eating.  While some might describe me as an adventurous eater, others might scoff and say that I am a babe in the woods concerning matters of the palate.  In many ways, they would both be correct.  On one hand, I have eaten what many people wouldn't dream of, except in their nightmares, and on the other, there are limitless other culinary creations that I haven't tried and probably some that I wouldn't on a bet.

This one is not exotic or strange or any of those things and is in fact super easy to make, it just slipped through the cracks I guess and circled back around many years later to land on my plate.  Let's get to the recipe!

Ingredients:

3 lbs cooked pasta (egg noodles in this case)

1 quart of 1/2 & 1/2

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup macerated raisins (soaked in bourbon or other alcohol...not to worry, it cooks out)

1/2 tbs ground cinammon

1 tsp ground ginger


Mix all ingredients together and pour into a buttered pan.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.  A topping may be made and spread over pudding when baking.  Add the topping at the 30 minute mark or approx halfway point.

Topping:

1/2 cup crushed chex or cornflakes

1 tbsp  butter, melted

1 tbsp brown sugar

Mix together topping ingredients. Sprinkle over pudding.  You may leave out raisins if you do not like them.  


This noodle pudding was very delicious and a treat for the taste buds.  The sweetness of the sugar, along with the tanginess of the macerated raisins.  For me it was an unusual, albeit welcome dessert.  Noodles have always been a comfort food in my home and the smooth, al dente texture paired with the crunchy, crumbly topping gave me another reason to try this again very soon!

Enjoy!!

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4 comments:

Christy said...

I have never heard of noodle pudding - it sounds like the perfect comfort food! Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

Butterpoweredbike said...

I'm always thankful that it's Monday because that's usually the day that I take off work :) Thanks for sharing your Noodle Pudding with the Hearth and Soul hop.

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

Christy, it was verrrry good! Thanks!!

Butter, I was glad to see this Monday for sure! Thanks!!

a moderate life said...

Hey Jay-man! I know exactly how you feel about being so darn busy! This weekend was crazy for me, and its friday and I am finally getting to visit you! I adore noodle pudding. It is one of those rare dishes that on examination, you don't understand WHY it works so well, but one taste and you are hooked! Thanks as always for sharing on the hearth and soul hop this week, and lets hope you get some Jason time real soon! :) Alex@amoderatelife