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Scalloped Noodles And Prunes Recipe

Scalloped Noodles And Prunes Recipe

History:
The recipe for Scalloped Noodles And Prunes can be traced back to European cuisine, specifically Eastern European Jewish cuisine. This dish is a delicious combination of tender, homemade noodles and sweet, stewed prunes. It is often served as a comforting and satisfying dessert or a sweet side dish.

Fun Facts:
- Noodles have been a staple in Eastern European cuisine for centuries and are commonly used in both savory and sweet dishes.
- Prunes, or dried plums, have been enjoyed for their rich flavor and natural sweetness for thousands of years. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to this recipe.
- The combination of noodles and prunes in this recipe creates a perfect balance of textures and flavors. The soft and tender noodles complement the sweet and tangy prunes, creating a truly delightful dish.

Ingredients:
- 3 eggs
- Broad noodles
- Cold water
- Prunes
- Sugar
- Cinnamon
- Butter or other fat
- Breadcrumbs

Instructions:
1. Begin by making the broad noodles. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually add in the flour while stirring until a thick dough forms.
2. On a well-floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Roll it out to a thickness of about 1/8 inch.
3. With a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into wide strips to make broad noodles. Set them aside.
4. Boil water in a large pot and add the broad noodles. Cook them until tender, following the instructions on the noodle package. Once cooked, drain the noodles and pour cold water through the colander to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
5. In a separate pot, stew the prunes by placing them in a saucepan filled with water. Bring the pot to a boil and let it simmer until the prunes soften and plump up slightly.
6. Once the prunes are cooked, drain the water and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over them. Stir gently to coat the prunes evenly.
7. Preheat your oven to a moderate temperature (around 350°F or 180°C).
8. Take a well-greased baking dish and layer one-quarter of the cooked noodles at the bottom. Dot the noodles with bits of butter or other fat to enhance the flavor.
9. Add half of the stewed prunes over the noodles as the second layer. Ensure the prunes are evenly distributed.
10. Create another layer of noodles followed by another layer of buttered prunes.
11. Finish with a final layer of noodles, ensuring all the prunes are covered.
12. Pour the reserved prune juice over the layered noodles and prunes. This will add a rich flavor and moisture to the dish.
13. Spread breadcrumbs over the top layer and bake the dish in the preheated oven until the crumbs turn golden brown. This should take approximately 20-30 minutes.
14. Once baked, remove the scalloped noodles and prunes from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
15. Serve this delightful dish warm or at room temperature, depending on your preference.

Similar Recipe Dishes:
If you enjoy Scalloped Noodles And Prunes, you might also like these related dishes:
- Plum Kugel: A traditional Jewish dessert made with egg noodles, plums, and a delicious sweet custard. It is a great option for anyone craving a fruity and creamy dessert.
- Apple Noodle Kugel: Another popular Jewish dish that combines egg noodles, sweet apples, and cinnamon. It is often served during holidays or festive occasions.
- Cottage Cheese Noodle Pudding: A creamy and cheesy dish made with egg noodles and cottage cheese. It is baked to perfection and enjoyed as a side dish or a dessert.

These dishes showcase the versatility of noodles in creating both sweet and savory recipes. Enjoy experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to create your own unique scalloped noodle dish.

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