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Cookery experts?
« on: 23 September 2017, 11:13:30 »

I am now doing most of the cooking, and I decided to try making a lasagne yesterday, all went well until I followed the instructions to soften the lasagne pasta sheets, which when removed them from the water after several minutes were completely stuck together and unusable, so the lasagne became spag bol. Apart from doing each sheet individually, I am puzzled as to how to achieve the required result of several separate softened sheets.
Any experts out there to advise, feel free to ask SWMBO if necessary. ;) :y
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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #1 on: 23 September 2017, 11:26:21 »

Cold water so the starch doesn't come out :-\
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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #2 on: 23 September 2017, 11:45:53 »

Google Delia - she will hold your hand!  :y

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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #3 on: 23 September 2017, 12:08:16 »

Too many men knowing too much about cooking makes me nervous. :)

Whatever next?.....sewing tips or perhaps cushion design. ;) :D
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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #4 on: 23 September 2017, 12:56:30 »

Only at the weekend..... :-[

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« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2017, 14:27:11 »

My suggestion would be to buy the stuff that doesn't need pre-cooking/soaking. Much less faff and I've never noticed any difference, problem sorts itself out.


There is also the fresh stuff if you want to be posh  :y
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« Reply #6 on: 23 September 2017, 14:29:04 »

My suggestion would be to buy the stuff that doesn't need pre-cooking/soaking. Much less faff and I've never noticed any difference, problem sorts itself out.


There is also the fresh stuff if you want to be posh  :y
If you're that posh, you can make your own pasta  :P
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« Reply #7 on: 23 September 2017, 14:51:44 »

You could try a couple of drops of cooking oil in the water....don't know if it works on pasta but the oil stops rice sticking together  :)
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« Reply #8 on: 23 September 2017, 15:21:41 »

If you're that posh, you can make your own pasta  :P

The only people who have time for that are retired old far....

good point  :-X
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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2017, 15:33:18 »

You could try a couple of drops of cooking oil in the water....don't know if it works on pasta but the oil stops rice sticking together  :)
Does work on pasta, not sure about sheets though ;)
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« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2017, 15:38:54 »

Thanks guys, having looked up on our friend Google, as Jimmy says, most seem to cook it altogether, making sure there is enough liquid in the filling to soften it.

Cheers. :y :y :y
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« Reply #11 on: 23 September 2017, 16:47:33 »

With fresh pasta sheets purchased from the main supermarkets they come with waterproof separates between each sheet (often 6 in a pack).

You place the cold sheets in a baking dish and pour on boiling water and leave for 3/5 minutes.  You then carefully drain the water off and lift each sheet in turn as you place in your lasagna dish, disposing of the separator sheets.  Place two on the bottom, place some of your cooked lasagna mix on top, then pour a layer of the cheese, butter, flour and milk mix/sauce, after boiling, on top.  Repeat by placing another two sheets of pasta on top of that layer, then the lasagna mix, sauce, then the final two sheets of pasta on top, with the rest of the sauce. Place under a grill to lightly brown, before heating it all again in the oven at 180c for five minutes.

You then have a lasagna to serve! :y
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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #12 on: 23 September 2017, 17:09:03 »

Move over, Nigella, you have been replaced!

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Re: Cookery experts?
« Reply #13 on: 23 September 2017, 17:24:17 »

Move over, Nigella, you have been replaced!

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Nigella who?  :-\
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« Reply #14 on: 23 September 2017, 17:57:38 »

Move over, Nigella, you have been replaced!

Ron.

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