In regards to noodle kugel, I am assuming you are pre-boiling the noodles. Most noodle kugels have a crunchy top. If you would prefer a softer top, you can try one of two things:
- cover the kugel when you bake it, or
- Use more of the liquid ingredients to cover the noodles completely.
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