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NOODLES BAKED WITH APPLES (Lokshyna z iablukamy)
« on: December 26, 2008, 01:36:32 PM »
NOODLES BAKED WITH APPLES (Lokshyna z iablukamy)

This dish was an ever popular entrée on those days when the church prohibited eating meat or dairy products.  Its main ingredients were noodles and apples with spices and sugar.  Traditionally, it was served on Good Friday and Spasa.

6 large tart apples. peeled, cored and grated (golden delicious recommended)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 ounces flat noodles
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons fine bread crumbs

Peel, core, and grate apples.  Add sugar and the cinnamon and let stand 10 minutes.  Boil noodles in 3 quarts water until opaque or al dente. Rinse in cold water and drain.  Saute 2 tablespoons bread crumbs in 1 tablespoon oil until golden.  Mix with noodles in a large bowl.

Use 2 tablespoons oil to cover bottom and sides of a soufflé pan or casserole and sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs.  Cover bottom with a layer of noodles, then with alternate layers of apples and noodles, finishing with noodles.  Press down lightly.  Bake in preheated 350 F. oven for 45 minutes or until done.

Loosen edges with a sharp knife, invert onto a platter, and sprinkle with sugar.  Serve in wedges.