If you follow Willow Bird Baking on Facebook or Twitter (you do, right?) , you’ve probably heard me whining about it lately (okay, maybe this isn’t the best way to encourage you to follow). It started with a sore throat and has turned into a beastly, phlegmatic ogre of a cold that has taken up residence in my chest and commenced hanging draperies and such. I have protested this development with various hot teas, soups, and my favorite home remedy suggested by readers: complaining. Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter! I know my students are to blame for this plague! I can’t stay home until I’m better, but I do tend to baby myself when I’m sick. And I’m not even going to mention the amount of this cookie dough I consumed over the weekend. If nothing else, cookie dough is good for the soul.
And now, look how far I’ve come: this weekend I made not one, but three kinds of cookie dough! So, in summary: I’m sick. Cream Puffs In Venice - My Mother's Lasagna. Quite awhile ago, I received an e-mail from Tiel, a regular reader of this little blog.
Tiel asked if I could share a lasagna recipe. What Tiel wants, Tiel gets! As it happens, lasagna is a dish near and dear to my heart. When I was small, I had the pleasure of enjoying my grandmother’s lasagna on a regular basis. Hearty and bold, my grandmother’s lasagna featured a rich tomato sauce, tiny meatballs and chopped egg. A piece of Nonna’s lasagna was a meal unto itself.
At a certain point, my grandmother stopped making lasagna as regularly. As with all great lasagna, my mother’s begins with fresh pasta dough. Once you have the pasta down, the next step is the tomato sauce. With the pasta and tomato sauce at the ready, the other key ingredient for a perfect lasagna is the cheese. My mother’s lasagna, for me, is the very best. Ciao! My Mother’s Lasagna Treasured family recipe. For the tomato sauce: For the pasta: Use the pasta recipe in my post about Tajarin. To assemble the lasagna: