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Offline judydawn

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Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« on: May 25, 2009, 04:26:15 am »
Have just made this for the first time for tomorrow night's tea and my first comment is - I wish they would tell you the size of dish and how many serves it makes.  I used a 15cm x 26cm x 6cm deep dish which held 3 layers of pasta and I reckon I'll get 6 serves - what do you all use out there?  I also had 1-1/2 cups bechamel sauce left over because DH isn't that keen on too much of this type of sauce between the layers. Looks like a tuna mornay coming up mid-week with the leftovers.  I also had heaps of parmesan cheese left over too, the recipe says sprinkle lightly between the layers which I did and I don't think I even used half of it.  Will review it after tomorrow night's tea, smells great.
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 06:30:34 am »
Judy, when I make this I put it in a dish that is 35cmx28x5cm and usually make it about 4 layers deep.  It is a huge dish of lasagne and does at least 2 meals for 5 of us.  I often freeze half of it.
I use my own sauce recipe (which I usually slow cook for some hours) and the cookbook bechamel. 
Actually, I think that I had some bechamel left over last tiem, too!
I usually put some fresh parmesan in the bechamel and a mix of parmesan and mozarella on top.
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 06:48:52 am »
Thanks Amanda, thought it should feed a lot more people.  With mine being deeper, guess each slice doesn't need to be as big so maybe I will get more like 10 serves out of it. I will take a couple of serves around to Mum and hopefully will have some leftover to freeze too. I have a dish around the size you mentioned so next time will certainly use that.
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 01:29:49 pm »
i always have heaps of cheese sauce left over also even though my family likes more cheese sauce than meat between the layers!!!
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 01:55:28 pm »
On the topic of Lasagne, a really tasty and lighter alternative to the cheese sauce is to use ricotta instead.  A friend made a huge lasagne when I first had Grace and used ricotta instead of the cheese sauce and gee it sat much ligher in my stomach without all the sauce.
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 02:00:58 pm »
Yes I can see that it would ILB - did she sprinkle just a little bit of parmesan on the top though.  I think I would have to have some cheese somewhere :P :P :P
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Re: Everyday cookbook Lasagne recipe quantities
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 02:03:48 pm »
I think she did ( you're testing my memory here... ) maybe some chedder/mozzerella and parmesan???

Other times I've made it with ricotta used through the dish and then the cheese sauce on the top - which works well too.
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