This delicious lasagne recipe is by Mary Berry, a British food writer and television presenter. She's an old school family cook and many of her recipes are ingenious time savers - like this one. It's the perfect dish when you fancy a sumptuous and satisfying lasagne but not the palaver of making sauces. This recipe cuts corners cleverly but is still home cooking made from scratch - just super quick - guaranteed half the prep time of a normal lasagne! The flavour combinations are also genius - it's really quite scrumptious.
Last year some of our pork was cooked by chef Massimo Mele for the Farmgate Festival Saturday night dinner. Massimo cooked a beautiful dish, similar to one his Mama Maria cooked when he was young - slow cooked with mushrooms and sage and served with hand rolled pasta. I like to cook as the mood takes me and had remembered this dish slightly differently.
Nothing goes together better than winter and a warming velvety soup. We make a cauliflower soup regularly and keep pots of it stashed away in the freezer, bringing it out for lunches and light suppers. We like to serve it with things on top - a drizzle of olive oil, a drift of chopped parsley and best of all, a sprinkled of bacon bits sizzled up in the pan. Our streaky bacon or lardons work brilliantly for this.
Here's a recipe to keep you warm through the winter months.