A Comforting Menu to keep your Warm this winter!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tags: recipewinterzucchinilasagneapple pie

From soup to casseroles, winter time calls for hearty and sustaining meals to keep you warm, and that’s what this menu is all about!

 

Starter: Zucchinis Stuffed With Cheese

Ingredients

  • 50 gr Butter
  • 4 Zucchinis / Courgettes
  • 50 gr Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 50 gr Pecorino cheese
  • 50 gr Provolone cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation

Step 1

Select medium-sized zucchinis (all the same size if possible), cut off the ends of each one and wash. Cut them in half length-wise and gently scoop out some of the pulp.

Step 2

In a bowl, lightly mix together the butter with the grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino cheese; dice the Provolone.

Step 3

Spread a layer of the cheese and butter mixture on each courgette and sprinkle the diced Provolone on top.

Step 4

Arrange the courgettes in rows in an oven dish and place in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

 

Main: Lasagne with Meat Sauce

Ingredients

  • 50 gr Butter
  • 50 gr Flour
  • 50 gr Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 400 gr Lasagne noodles
  • 320 gr Milk
  • 180 gr Mixed minced meat
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation

Step 1

Boil a few lasagne sheets at a time in plenty of salted water, drain and leave to dry on a slightly damp dish cloth; take care not to overlap the sheets.

Step 2

In the meantime prepare the Béchamel sauce with the butter, flour and milk; add nutmeg and salt to taste and then mix with the minced meat.

Step 3

Butter an oven dish and spread a little Béchamel sauce and meat mixture over the bottom, then alternate layers of lasagne with the Béchamel and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Step 4

Finish with a layer of Béchamel and top with knobs of butter and a sprinkling of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Place in the oven at 180°C for 40 minutes

 

Dessert: Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 500 gr Apples
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 gr Flour
  • 1 Lemon zest
  • 55 gr Milk
  • 1 sachet Raising flour
  • 80 gr Sugar
  • 140 gr Whipped cream

Preparation

Step 1

Mix the egg yolks with the sugar, and then add the flour a little at a time with a few drops of milk to keep the mixture soft. Mix in the raising flour dissolved in half a glass of warm milk, the grated lemon zest and then finally the whisked egg whites.

Step 2

Pour the mixture into a buttered oven dish and arrange the peeled thinly sliced apples on top. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with a few knobs of butter then place in the oven at 180°C for 48 minutes.

Step 3

When cooled, cover evenly with a layer of whipped cream.

 

What food do you love to eat to warm up during winter? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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