ysabet_the_red: (big eyes)
Yesterday, I decided to do something that Steve has been requesting for a while.

I taught myself to make lasagne.

The last time I saw a lasagne put together was probably about 12 years ago - Mum did one when I was in year 9 or so, and it was a school day, so I really only saw the final layer assembly. Hmm. Not much memory to go on.

Fortunately, my new cookbook, the silver spoon, had a recipe for bolongaise lasagne in it. So I followed that, sort of. Mostly, anyway. It recommended using passata, which I didn't have any of, so I substituted normal tomato paste. I also threw in a jar of pasta sauce and a tin of crushed tomatoes, and a few shakes of various herbs and spices, because I thought the recipe would be a bit bland as specified. I put some mustard in the bechmel sauce, because well, I like mustard in it. And some cheese. Because there is no such thing as too much cheese. Some fresh pasta sheets and an hour later, I had a saucepan of white sauce, and a saucepan of red meat sauce. Some assembly later, and into the oven it went.

Half an hour passes...

And the verdict is: lasagne for teh win!

It turned out pretty well, although I think it could have benefited from some more forethought and fresh cooked tomato sauce (cooked for at least 5 hours to get that nice tomato thing happening), and maybe more in the way of sides. Some garlic bread, maybe, or more veges (all I had was broccoli).

Hmm ... I have some extra mince, and some extra pasta sheets ... canneloni sounds like a plan!


ysabet_the_red: (Default)

April 2011

3456 789


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 10:28 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios