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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 6th Aug 05, 3:04 PM
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    • 6th Aug 05, 3:04 PM
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    I usually only use cheese sauce for the topping, I think that it can be sickly when the cheese sauce in the layers gets mingled with the meat. So - could you just put a coating of creme fraiche with grated cheese on the top as an alternative 'sauce'
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    • 6th Aug 05, 3:09 PM
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    • 6th Aug 05, 3:09 PM
    Thanks Apprentice I will try that.

    Hopefully it will tast OK and I agree with you I only ever use the cheese sauce on top too. Actually white sauce with grated cheese seperately.

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    • By squeaky 6th Aug 05, 3:53 PM
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    I always use a cheese sauce.

    A layer of mince, then a layer of lasagna. Put some cheese sauce on that and add another layer of lasagna.


    The cheese sauce is largely kept between the lasagna sheets.

    Then I add extra cheese to the top sauce layer.

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  • competitionscafe
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    • 6th Aug 05, 4:00 PM
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    • 6th Aug 05, 4:00 PM
    If you have some spare creme fraiche left over here is a yummy idea I tried the other night:

    lightly dust some skinless chicken breasts in seasoned flour
    pan fry them until cooked, keep warm
    add some chopped shallots to the pan and cook until softened
    add some white wine and chopped tarragon
    cook until reduced by half
    stir in some creme fraiche, add the chicken breasts and simmer for a minute or so to heat through - that's it, serve with veg or salad.

    you can also add some mushrooms to the pan when you put in the shallots or you can just chuck in some of those bottled italian (anti pasta?) ones when you add the creme fraiche. (that's what I did as I didn't have any fresh ones)

    [you should end up with a nice creamy, herby wine (and mushroom) sauce]

    optional: you can add some chicken stock when the wine is reduced by half and then reduce by half again (I didn't bother)


    you can also add a teaspoon of creme fraiche to scrambled eggs - makes them nice and creamy!
    Last edited by competitionscafe; 06-08-2005 at 4:02 PM.
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    • Mr Proctalgia
    • By Mr Proctalgia 6th Aug 05, 7:10 PM
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    • 6th Aug 05, 7:10 PM
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    • 6th Aug 05, 7:10 PM
    I have "invented" a way of making Lasagne, that is a little cheaper than normal and very handy to know when you run out of Lasagne sheets - Make "Pancake Lasagne" - I now it sounds odd but it really works and you can make leakproof Lasagne too!
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