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Sweet lasagna with berries, cream cheese and ricotta.

6-8 lasagna sheets

1 packet of Cream cheese

2/3 cup of Ricotta
1 Egg
0,5 lb. of berries raspberries, blueberries
1 1/2 cup of Sugar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla

Lasagna with cream cheese and ricotta appeared as a sweet morning treat to my family during the busy week mornings.
It’s not an original Italian recipe, where meat and tomato sauce should be present, contrary it’s our family variation of lasagna: sweet and with berries:) Forgive us Italian mothers, we love it this way:)

Active cooking time : 30 mins
Total cooking time: 1h 20 mins

Preheat water in 6-8 quart saucepan, put 6-8 sheets of lasagna noodle and boil on a small heat until tenderly cooked (10-15 minutes).
Take out of the boiling water, drain the water and put the lasagna noodles on the cooking pan to let it cool off.

Meanwhile take your cream cheese , cut it in thin 0.5 inch pieces.

Prepare the form, oil it Put the first layer of your lasagna sheets 3 or 4 (depending on form),

cover it with your cream cheese pieces, cover your cream cheese

with berries -and top it with sugar.

Put the next layer of lasagna sheets.
Take your ricotta: beat up an egg with 2/3 cup of ricotta, 1 cup of sugar and add 1 tbs of vanilla. Cover your top lasagna layer with ricotta-sugar mixture.

Preheat the stove at 400 F. Bake your lasagna at 400F for 30 minutes and then lower the heat to 150F, take lasagna out for a second and decorate it with berries and return it sit in the stove for 20 more minutes. Take it out and let it cool, as it’ s hot!
Enjoy your sweet lasagna!


Crispy Homemade Bread

Bread recipe:
1/2 glass of water
1/2 glass of milk
2 packs or 6 teaspoons of yeast for bread

home-made bread

Ellen's Cooking Home-made bread

Flour 1.5 glass or up until the dough will be neither too hard nor too soft ( recommended to take Golden Label flour) Salt 1 teaspoon
Sugar 2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Mix water and milk, preheat on a minimum heat, but don’t boil.
Turn the heat off and let it stand for a minute. Add yeast, and mix it with the water and milk. Let it stand for 20 minutes . Add salt sugar, olive oil and flour. Let it stand for 3-4 hours.
Prepare the bread form. Smother the form with olive , corn or butter, so that the bread would be easy to take out of the form.
Take out the dough, add a little bit of flour and work with it until it will comer off your hands easily. Make the shape out of the dough: it may be round or square shaped, any shape.
Make 2-3 cuts on the dough to let the air go out of the dough, when it bakes. Cover the dough with plastic wrap including the form where you put it. Let it stand for 1.5 hour.

Ellen's Home-made Bread

Ready to eat Crispy Home-made Bread!

Preheat the stove at 350f. Before putting the dough to bake caver it with beaten yolk, so that it would have crust, when baked.
Bake your bread for 20 minutes at 350f and then turn the heat own to 250f let it stay there for 20-40 minutes until it looks nicely baked. Carefully take it out of the stove as it is hot! Put it to cool off and then take it out of the shape.

Enjoy your bread!

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