LASAGNA A LA ANNELIES PANTKE
12 lasagna noodles, cooked
1-2 pkg cheese slices (e.g. the ones from Kraft)
Sauce Bolognese (see below)
Bechamel Sauce (see below)
Butter to oil the souffle form(s)
500g minced beef
1 can (400g) tomatoes
1 small onion, finely minced
Spices: salt, pepper, thyme, oregano (to taste)
Fry minced beef in pan until well done. Add tomatoes and onion, then add
spices to taste.
4 tblsp butter
6 tblsp flour
enough water and milk
Spices: salt, pepper to taste
Attention: as neither my Mom nor I do measure when preparing Bechamel Sauce, the above amounts are *rough* approximations! Just be sure you have *enough* of the sauce when you do it the way you like it best.
'Enough' means about one litre of it, else the lasagna would come out too dry.
Melt butter over low heat, then add flour, salt and pepper. You have to stir it until well blended, then remove the pan from heat. Now stir in milk and water (in small amounts) and return to heat. Cook while stirring constantly, until the sauce is considerably thick and smooth.
To prepare the Lasagna:
We have four small souffle forms, so we prepare four small Lasagna pieces. If you only have only one big souffle form you have to lay the noodles, sauces and cheese in the one form. It doesn't matter if you have three of four layers of the stuff, just be sure that you distribute everything evenly. The below instruction is for four small forms.
First, oil souffle forms. The first layer should be a little bechamel sauce on which the first lasagna noodle is placed. Cover this with Sauce Bolognese, which should be topped with cheese slices and further Bechamel Sauce. On this the next Lasagna noodle is placed.
Repeat procedure until you used up all noodles, sauces and cheese.
Be sure to have a layer of Bechamel sauce on the top!
When ready, put the forms into the oven and bake 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
Try not to gorge the stuff when you pull it out of the oven, you only get blisters in the mouth. (I speak of experience - it's just too delicious...)