Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baked pasta

السلام علیکم

Thinking about what to cook is always a pain in the neck. And tonight i was at a dead end thinking what to serve for dinner. Our routine on weekends is not to eat rice for dinner. Everybody was hoping for something that is simply delicious

After a thorough search on the net, after reading through several cooking sites and blog, I opted for "Baked Pasta".

Hmmm... delicious and simple in the making.

It requires 4 processess of making: 
1) preparing the white sauce
2) preparing the gravy
3) boiling the pasta
4) bake

Preparing the white sauce :
This is how I make my roux:
1 table spoon of butter
1/2 cup of general purpose flour
About 3 table spoon of thickened cream
1 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in the gridle. Quickly add the flour and stir well. Next, add the milk and water. Stir consistently till no lumpy is visible. Add salt and pepper. Add more water if the sauce is too thick till you get the correct consistency (which do not drip easily from the ladle you are using to stir)
Once done put aside.

Preparing the pasta sauce:
Minced beef
1 Onion diced
3 cups Tomato puree plus pasta sauce
6 Mushroom - sliced
1 Tomato - diced
1 stalk celery - diced
1 table spoon Cooking oil

Preparing the pasta:
First, place the pasta at the bottom of your pan (first layer)
Second, layered the pasta with tomato sauce
Third, layered with the white sauce
Fourth, sprinkle some cheese
Fifth, repeat the first, second, third, fourth and fifth steps till all ingredients done.
Make sure the top layer is well covered with the white sauce because you do not want to burn your pasta.

It's mouth watering, i can assure you.

Happy eating !!!