Thursday, 21 June 2007

Lasagne



My favourite italian classic which still remains a frim family favourite. i'd never thought it'd be this easy! and to my mind, it is not worth making in smaller quantities. why? cause it freezes well and it will be handy when you have no time to prepare any food, just get it out of the freezer and put them in the oven. so if you have a small household, you can make them into two small baking dishes and freeze the other one for later.



I normally serve mine with bread and dips, foccacia and balsamic, but this time, i've run out of them, i only had normal wit brood, to which i spred some olive oil, crushed garlic and herbs and pan grill them. i later cut them into long slices.



CLASSIC LASAGNE

Minced Beef
Lasagne Sheets
Olive Oil
Onions (chopped)
Canned Plum Tomatoes
Tomato Puree
Beef Stock
Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Oregano
Parmesan Cheese or Mozarella Cheese (grated)

1. Preheat oven to 200c
2. Heat frying pan with olive oil. Add onions, garlic, minced beef. cook meat till browned, breaking it up as the meat cooks.
3. Add canned plum tomatoes. stir well.
4. Add water and beef stock.
5. Add tomato puree to thicken the sauce.
6. Season well with salt, black pepper. chuck those oregano and fresh parsley in the pan.
7. Blanch one or two sheets at a time in boiling water for 3 mins, then plunge into cold water.
8. Plce a layer of the sheets on the bottom of your ovenprrof dish, pour the white sauce, and the meat mix over the lasagne.. repeat the layers until all the sauce and lasagne are used, finishing it with a layer of the lasagne sheets and topped it with parmesan or mozarella cheese.
9. Bake for 45 mins or untul cooked through.

WHITE SAUCE

I'm sure they have those bottled, ready made white sauce at the supermarkets. but you can try this if you have plenty of time in the kitchen.

50g Butter
50g plain flourr
600 milk
salt
fresh ground black pepper
200g grated cheese (optional)

1. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. cook over low heat for 30 seconds
2. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in milk
3. Return pan to a low heat and stir constantly, until sauce thickens.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper
5. Stir in cheese, keep stirring until the cheese melts.


(p.s: k.na, dad still prefers yours!)

6 comments:

Melina said...

I made lasagne 2 days ago. Only made a small dish as its only the two of us. Have some leftover meat sauce though. However, it was lamb and not beef as the halal butchers around here don't do beef. Only have Pakistani butchers here. Need to go to an Arab butcher for beef. Feel like some beef and broccoli in oyster sauce so I'm off to an Arab butcher later!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

hey, you're eating for 2!! make a larger portion! save some for us later! ;) we've made beef broccoli last few days! lekker!!

Linad said...

i wanted to this for so long tapi tak terbuat2...may be i shd try yours!

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Anonymous said...

Its actually Nadia said....


oh my goodness zaza,
this is excatly why i come here now and then....i love this blog of yours...lol....the lasagne looks super!!!! delicious...am going to try and make it. here....pizza hut has good lasagne so i usually order from there lah...easy and quick.

hana loves lasagne too....

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

nadia dear, hana can eat lasagne?!?! whoaaa.. hana dah besar!! and how lucky you get to enjoy pizza hut's lasagne! sini where got halal! so nak tak nak kena buat sendiri! try it and give me your feedbacks and comments!