Lasagne

 

Little is more satisfying than cooking a classic to perfection - Sarah Cook gives us a lesson in how to make lasagne

What you will need

3 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

2 celery sticks, finely chopped Celery sell-er-ee A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

1 onion, finely chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

1 carrot (about 100g/4oz) finely chopped Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

3 garlic cloves, crushed

140g pack cubetti di pancetta Pancetta pan-chet-ah Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

500g pack beef mince (we used 10% fat) Beef bee-f The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

500g pack pork mince or British veal mince

200ml milk Milk mill-k One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes Tomato toe-mart-oh A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

2 bay leaves

1 rosemary sprig Rosemary rose-mar-ee Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

2 thyme sprigs Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

2 tsp dried oregano Oregano or-ee-gar-no Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

2 beef stock cubes

500ml red wine

about 400g dried pasta sheets Pasta pah-stah Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

50g Parmesan, finely grated Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

1½ l milk Milk mill-k One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

1 onion, thickly sliced Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

3 bay leaves

3 cloves Clove klo-ve The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

100g butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

100g plain flour

good grating of nutmeg Nutmeg nut-meg One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…

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