Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Craving Lasagne

All the cold rainy weather we've been having made me crave lasagne.  We invited our friends, George and Nancy, to join us for dinner Sunday and I spent the day in the kitchen.

I baked a loaf of crusty bread.

I assembled the lasagne: lots of homemade sauce (there's nothing worse than dry lasagne); ricotta blended with an egg, parsley, salt & pepper; mushrooms; sausage; and mozzarella cheese.  I sprinkled some Parmesan on top and set it aside to go in the oven when they arrived.

Dessert took a long time.  I should have realized that a three page recipe was going to be time consuming.  The crust was lightly perfumed with lemon zest and rich with egg yolks; a layer of crushed petit buerre cookies and a boat-load of apples and calvados-soaked raisins then filled the pan; then a custard was poured over the whole thing and baked.  A dusting of powdered sugar before serving and, voila, dessert.

Brett took a double serving of lasagne to start and went back for seconds.  I guess it turned out alright.


6 comments:

  1. Oh.my. gosh. You had me a crusty bread!

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  2. That's funny. We've been craving lasagna too. Making it this weekend.

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  3. Now I am craving lasagna and your wonderful dessert. I would have had seconds too:) Hug B

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  4. Dear Lord, be still my saliva glands! Holy mother of Julia Childs! Who makes dessert like that?? My chef's hat is off to you!

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