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Yellow color Salt & pepper kugel

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seikoloco Feb 14, 2014 02:02 PM

Have been trying for weeks to make a good salt & pepper kugel, noticed this week at the local deli when trying to get some visual inspiration that what they have labeled salt & pepper kugal has an extremely dense and vibrant yellow look to it. Any ideas on how they achieve this seeming thickness to the kugal and very, very yellow coloration? the eggs I use don't provide the color this store loaf acheives.

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    arifree Mar 20, 2014 02:21 PM

    My guess would be caramel, like a Yerushalmi kugel.

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      zsero Mar 24, 2014 11:51 AM

      Yuk. The whole point of salt-and-pepper kugel is that it has <i>no sugar</i>.

    2. bagelman01 Feb 15, 2014 05:15 PM

      Back when I was in the kosher baking business (70s) we would use anatto to give the Challah a bright yellow color. It was cheaper than egg shade and as we supplied major supermarket chains who labelled the item 'egg bread' the buyers demanded a bright yellow color

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        susiejane Feb 15, 2014 05:02 PM

        My first thought was turmeric but there is an ingredient I sometimes see on labels called egg shade.

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          Bzdhkap Feb 15, 2014 04:46 PM

          Food coloring?

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            amishangst Feb 15, 2014 04:18 PM

            Turmeric? And/or extra yolks.

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              seikoloco Feb 15, 2014 03:57 PM

              This was way too a sharp yellow to be a potato based color.

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                sharonfl Feb 15, 2014 04:03 PM

                Turmeric?

              2. weinstein5 Feb 14, 2014 02:25 PM

                Coudl be the potatoes they use - Yukon Golds tend to have a yellowiish color -

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                  Bzdhkap Feb 15, 2014 04:49 PM

                  As far as I know, salt & pepper kugel, is a noodle kugel - no potatoes.

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