October 16, 2008

Good Eats

Per request, here are the recipes for the Lasagna and the Raspberry bars we had at Ella's blessing. Thanks, Mom!

Lasagna
1 T olive oil
1 minced onion
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 garlic clove
28 oz crushed tomatoes
28 oz diced tomatoes
1/4 t oregano
1/8 t red pepper flakes
1/2 lb ground pork--I think I used 1 lb of each meat
1/2 lb ground beef
Cook tomatoes until acid cooks off. Add everything else and simmer.
Filling
15 oz ricotta
1 1/4 c grated parmesan
1/2 c minced fresh basil
1 egg
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 pkg no boil lasagna noodles
1 lb shredded mozarella
Mix ricotta, parmesan, basil, egg, salt and pepper.
Spread 1/4 c tomato sauce in 9 x 13 pan. Place 3 noodles on top. Then 3 T ricotta mixture on each noodle. Spread. 1 c mozzarella. layer 2 more times. For final layer--noddles, sauce, mozarella and then parmesan. cover with foil and bake 15 min at 375. Remove foil and bake about 25 min--until cheese is brown and sauce is bubbly. Let set 10 minutes.


Raspberry Streusel Bar with Lemon Cream Filling
1 c unsalted butter, softened
3 c flour
1 1/2 c old fashioned oats
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 egg, separated
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c fresh lemon juice
2 t lemon zest
2 1/2 c fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil, leaving a 1" overhand. Lightly butter foil.
Combine flour, oats, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in butter. Reserve 2 c of crumbs for topping.

Blend egg white into remaining crumbs and press into bottom of the pan. Bake the crust 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the condensed milk, lemon juice, zest and egg yolk. Let stand for five minutes until thickened.

Sprinkle raspberries evenly over hot crust and then drop spoonfuls of the lemon mixture over the berries. Spread gently with a spatula to distribute a little more evenly. Be careful not to crush the berries. Bake until the lemon mixture begins to form a shiny skin, 1-8 minutes.

Sprinkle reserved topping over the lemon raspberry layer, pressing the streusel between your fingers into small lumps as you sprinkle. Bake until filling is bubbling at the edges and topping is brown--about 25-30 minutes.

Let bars cool in the pan for about an hour. Refrigerate until firm. Lift out using the foil overhang and cut into squares.

2 comments:

Brian and Niki said...

Thanks! Cris and I will try it out this week...although I doubt it will be half as good as Aunt Sue's :)

Janet said...

Thanks for the recipes....especially the lasagna. This is one I will definitely use. It was a fun day with Ella and family. Thanks Sue!