Friday, 25 January 2013

product review: really cheesy lactose free lasagne with lactofree.

shopping list
for the lasagne

♥ 500g lean beef mince
♥ 6 fresh lasagne sheets
♥ 400g your favourite tomato based cooking sauce
♥ lactofree cheese, grated
♥ one onion, chopped
♥ three cloves of garlic, chopped

for the white sauce
♥ 1l of lactofree milk/dairy drink
♥ 50g flour
♥ 50g soya butter

as you may have noticed from my posts about flourless brownies and vegan pumpkin soup, i quite like having a go at trying out recipes for friends with special dietary requirements. i love making lasagne and can't imagine having to cut it out of my diet should i discover i couldn't eat ingredients containing lactose. so here i present you - lactose free lasagne with products from lactofree


preheat the over to 200 degrees celsius.

begin by making lasagne in the regular way - here i added in the onions and garlic followed by the meat. then, once the meat has browned add in the tomato sauce. i used oil here, but if you like to use butter with your onions and garlic you can of course use a little of the soya butter.

for the white sauce, begin by adding in the 50g of soya butter. i believe lacto free also do a butter but they didn't stock it in this particular supermarket.

once the butter has melted, add in the flour like in picture 4. once thickened, slowly add in the milk bit by bit until it starts to look like picture 6. if it needs thickening up, add a little more flour. i don't have a picture of this bit as it required me to have about 3 pairs of hands so sorry about that. however, it then ends up looking whiter and whiter as in the following pictures. it should take around 10 minutes on a medium heat.

layer up the lasagne as you normally would. here i have lightly boiled the fresh lasagne sheets for around 5 minutes. for an extra cheesy taste i added in sprinkles of grated lactofree cheese on each layer.

on the last layer, add lots of lovely lactose free cheese and put in the oven for 30-45 minutes. and there you have it - noone would ever know the difference! :)




2 comments:

  1. Hey Emily :)

    Firstly I'd like to say that I think it's awesome that you take people's diettry requirements into consideration considering so many people these days have issues with some of the very basics out there.
    I think this looks super yummy. I like to add some mustard to my white sauce as well. It gives it a deeper flavour so I tend to go for half a teaspoon of English or Dijon mustard when I melt the butter. And even some onion or onion powder.

    I shall be suggesting this recipe to any lacto-free troopers I come across.

    Samantha x

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  2. Hi :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment! That sounds really nice too - will be trying out mustard next time.
    I can't imagine life without cheese so hopefully someone who thinks they can't have a yummy lasagne will try it out :)

    Emily xx

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