This week, we randomly selected Italy! I did my master’s in Bologna and I had a great time eating pizza, pasta and gelato. In the past, I’ve only tried cooking pasta dishes like tagliatelle al ragu, pesto and carbonara. We decided to cook dishes I haven’t tried making myself in the past:
- Lasagne – lasagna refers to just one sheet and the plural is lasagne. Apparently, there is a debate whether it is better to use bechamel or ricotta. In the end, we used ricotta. following the “World’s Best Lasagna” recipe from AllRecipes.com which has gotten around 19,000 reviews averaging 4.8. It tasted amazing! 9/10.
- Tiramisu – this one was much easier to make than I thought. We followed this 10 minute recipe and I couldn’t even differentiate it from others that I have tasted. 8/10.
So far, this week’s cooking experiment has been the most liked by Miriam’s family. Not surprising as it’s Italy which is universally liked and this country is practically our neighbour.