Sunday, 17 January 2010

Buon Appetito!


This was our lunch today, quite delicious ----

Lasagne.

Fry 3 quarters of a pound of mince in a large frying pan.
When browned all over add 1 tablespoon of plain flour, cook for 2 mins.
Add 1 chopped onion and 3 sticks of celery, cook for a further 5 mins.
Then to the mixture add 1x 400gm chopped tomatoes with half a pint of beef stock and 2 tablespoons of tomato puree. Cook for 5 mins and then add 1 teaspoon of sugar with salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1 small glass of red wine.
Simmer slowly for about 1 hour.

To make the white sauce---
Melt 2 ozs of butter in small pan add 1 and a half ozs of plain flour.
Remove from heat and gradually stir in 1 pint of milk. Return to heat and stirring continually till the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and add a pinch of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard.
It using fresh lasagne prepare as instructions on packet.

Starting with the meat sauce layer the dish ---- meat sauce, white sauce , then add grated parmesan and cheddar cheese , lasagne and then repeat layers till all sauces and pasta are used. Sprinkle cheeses on top of dish and bake at approx. 375 degrees for 45-60 mins.
This gives 4 large portions.

(Using cheddar cheese in this dish is probably a criminal offence in Italy, so 'Spiacente' to any Italian readers, but it tastes so good!! )

3 comments:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I think you're right it probably is a criminal offence but that's how I make mine as well, yummy isn' it?

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious...fab idea to put flour in the meat sauce!

Molly xx

stacybuckeye said...

Yummy! Red wine makes everything good :)