Saturday, December 18
i just made lasagna just now. been making this since i was, well, after school maybe? but, recently, i rarely made this because i was too lazy indeed. hihi. here goes the recipe.
first, of course you need a lasagna. i usually use this brand. after using, you can keep them in refrigerator and it would last for years! ok, maybe i was exaggerate. but, i think, this lasagna has been in my refrigerator for months.
then, you need to have this meat sauce or often being known as bolognaise sauce. the ingredients are:
onion & garlic
tomato juice *optional
vegetable juice *optional
Prego's bolognaise sauce *optional
chopped tomatoes - to have chuncky taste in your sauce
a can of button mushroom-sliced
oregano or any other herbs
salt & pepper-to taste
1-heat oil, add in garlic & onion. stir until fragrant and add in your minced meat. stir until meat has released its juice and dry a bit.
2-pour in tomato puree, tomato juice, vegetable juice, diced tomatoes, carrots and bay leaves. let it simmer over moderate heat to let the meat tender and the gravy becomes thick.
3-when the sauce has thickened, season with salt and pepper and herbs. pour in sliced tomatoes and remove from heat.
another compulsary ingredients to make lasagna is Bechamel sauce or also known as white sauce.
roux-mixture of butter & flour
2 litres of milk
1-heat the pot and add in your butter. let it melt and add in flour. stir until it turns yellowish and form a ball/dough.
2-pour in milk, onion, cloves and bay leaves and whisk continously to avoid the sauce becomes lumpy.
3-make sure the heat is moderate and do not leave it or else, it would burnt.
4-whisk until sauce becomes thick and at the right consistency.
ok, first, you have to arrange these lasagna sheets onto baking tray. note: spread white sauce on the bottom first before arranging first layer of lasagna. sometimes, you have to break them to fit your tray.
after arranging lasagna sheets, pour in your white sauce, meat sauce and sprinkle mozarella cheese on top. repeat this step for three layers. on the last layer, after u have sprinkled mozarella cheese, pour the Bechamel sauce again on top. then, wrap baking tray with aluminium foil. this is to keep the moisture while baking. later, bake for 45 minutes at 200 degree celcius. if you're using microwave oven, set the temperature at 170 degree celcius.
last but not least, the result...tadaaa...isn't it mouth-watering??
note: after baking this, you can freeze the leftover and put them in microwave anytime you want to eat. that's how they do in restaurants and hotels.